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THE JOLLY BOOK OF BOXCRAFT 



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JOLLY BOOK OF 
BOXCRAFT 



BY 

PATTEN BEARD 

With Sixty-ei^ht Photographic Illustrations by G. S. North from 

Models Made and Arranged by the Author and with 

Twenty-three Diagrams by E. D. Pattee 




NEW YORK 

FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY 

PUBLISHERS 



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Copyright, 191 4, by 
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY 



All rights reserved 



SECOND PRINTING 




September 



, 1914: [.«;.••■ ./;•..; ■;. .; 






THIS BOOK 
IS DEDICATED TO 

ALL LITTLE CHILDREN 

AND TO 

NIMBLEFINGERS," "HAPPY THOUGHT" 
AND "PLAY" 



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AUTHOR'S NOTE 

"The Jolly Book of Boxcraft" has been enlarged 
and rewritten from work started in May, 1909. This 
work was purchased by St. Nicholas, Little Folks, 
Good Housekeeping, The Congregationalist and 
Christian World, The Designer, Holland's Maga- 
zine, The Housekeeper, The Ladies' Home Journal, 
The New York Herald, and The New York Trib- 
une. Thanks are due to them for the courtesy of 
using material which was included in their articles. 

The author feels that it is only right to acknowl- 
edge her indebtedness to the children themselves who 
have lent their toys and helped in many little ways of 
their own toward the making of this book. Special 
thanks are due to Elizabeth Hendricks, Raymon 
Guthrie, Henry Jarrett, Stanley Hoyt, and Wesley 
Meehan, playfellows. 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Introduction (Verse) xv 

boxcraft i 

The Little White Cottage of Boxville 9 

The Boxville Store 16 

The District School of Boxville 19 

The Little Church of Boxville 27 

The Boxville Railway Station 34 

B. R. R. Freight Station and Shoe-box Tunnel . . 40 

Hotel Bandbox and How to Furnish It 43 

The Shoe-box Apartment House 50 

A Boxville Residence 53 

The Boxville Garage or Stable 58 

Making a Boxville Garden 60 

Boxville Boat-house or Yacht Club 65 

The Houseboat "Box Craft" 68 

Camp Box on Mirror Lake 7° 

The Gipsy Cart of Boxville Highway 73 

The Shepherd's Hut and the Sheepfold 77 

Building a Box Bridge 81 

Building a Toy Windmill 83 

Boxville Barn and Farmyard 86 

Box Brothers' Animal Show 89 

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CONTENTS 



PACE 



Circus Tent and Circus Grounds 92 

Boxtown Zoo Garden 96 

Boxtown Hose House 98 

How to Make a Wigwam 100 

Fort Box io2 

How to Build a Toy Castle and a Fairyland House . 105 

Boxes Used as Blocks no 

Making a Noah's Ark for Cracker Animals . . . .114 

Box Savings-bank for Pennies 117 

How to Make a Toy Wagon and Sled or Sleigh . . .119 
The China Doll's Crib, Go-cart, and May Basket . 122 

The Toy Dog Kennel for a Toy Dog 127 

How to Make a Teddy Bear's Wheelbarrow . . . .129 

Office Furniture for Little Dolls 131 

How to Make a Dolls' Hammock 134 

How to Make a Theater or Punch Show . . . .136 

How to Make a Toy Merry-go-round 140 

Making a Boxcraft Automobile 143 

How to Furnish a Doll-house 147 

How to Make the Boxcraft Game, "Ringfling" . .154 

The Game of "Shoot the Chutes" 157 

The Boxcraft Game "One-Two-I-Catch-You" . . .159 

The Funny Game of "Mister Box" 161 

How to Make a Magic Box 163 



NOTE 

In view of the large number of illustrations 
in this volume and of the necessity for grouping 
them, it is necessary for an occasional illustration 
to appear at the end of its chapter, or at the end 
of the preceding chapter. It is desirable there- 
fore that the list of illustrations be consulted fre- 
quently. 



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ILLUSTRATIONS 

Boxville, A Toy Town Made with Shoe Boxes . Frontispiece 



FACING TAGE 



Boxville Cottage (Outside View) — Boxville Cottage 

(Inside View) 4 

Boxcraft Materials — An Unfinished Boxcraft Toy . 5 

The Village Store (Outside View) — The Village Store 

(Inside View) 18 

The District School (Outside View) — The District 

School (Inside Vieiu) 19 

Boxville Church (Outside View) — Boxville Church 

(Inside View) 32 

Boxville Railway Station (Outside View) — Boxville 

Railway Station (Inside View) 33 

B. R. R. Freight Station — Shoe-Box Tunnel ... 42 

Bandbox Hotel (Outside View) — Bandbox Hotel (In- 
side View) 43 

Boxville Apartment House — Box Furniture for the 
Apartment House 52 

A Boxville Residence — The Garage for Boxville Resi- 
dence 53 

The Greenhouse for Boxville Garden — The Pergola 

for the Garden 64 

The Boat-House or Yacht Club — The Houseboat, 

"Boxcraft" 65 

Camp Box on Mirror Lake — The Boxville Gipsy Cart 70 

Shepherd's Hut and Sheepfold — The Box Bridge . 78 

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ILLUSTRATIONS 

FACING PAGE 

The Toy Windmill — Boxville Barn and Farmyard . 84 

The Boxcraft Animal Show 90 

Box Brothers' Circus Tent — Circus Cages and Booth 91 

Boxtown Zoo — Boxtown's Hose House 96 

Indian Wigwam — Fort Box 100 

The Fairyland Castle — The Fairy House . . . .108 
Box Building with Box Blocks — A Box Animal and 

Box Man 109 

A Toy Train Built of Boxes — Boxes as Standards for 

Cut-Outs 112 

A Noah's Ark with Cracker Animals — A Penny Sav- 
ings-Bank 113 

Wagon and Sled — Sleigh 120 

Crib, Go-Cart, May Basket — Express Wagon and 

Doll's Sled 121 

Toy Dog Kennel — Toy Wheelbarrow 128 

Office Furniture for Dolls — A Doll's Couch Ham- 
mock 132 

Dolls' Theater — The Toy Merry-Go-Round . . .138 
Boxcraft Toy Automobile (With Top) — Boxcraft 

Automobile [Without Top) 144 

Doll-House Furniture: Bedroom — Tables and 

Chairs ; 148 

Doll-House Furniture: Mantel and Settle — Piano 

and Clock 149 

Doll-House Furniture: Dining-room — Kitchen . .152 
The Game, "Ringfling" — The Game, "Shoot the 

Chutes" 154 

The Game, "Mr. Box"— The Game, "One-Two-I- 

Catch-You" 160 



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DIAGRAM 






One 






Two 






Three, 


A 




Three, 


B 




Three, 


C, 


CC 


Three, 


D, 


E 


Three, 


F, 


G 



Four 

Five 

Six, A, AA 
Six, B 
Six, C 
Six, D, DD 



DIAGRAMS 

PAGE 

How to Make Windows 166 

How to Make Doors 167 

How to Make Side Walls Supports for a 
Sloping Roof. How to Cut a Hole 
for a Chimney 168 

How to Make a Gable Roof out of Two 

Box Covers 169 

How to Make a Gable Roof out of Card- 
board and a Building to Fit . . .170 
How to Make an Indian Wigwam or a 
Round-Pointed Roof. How to Make a 

Tent-shaped Roof 171 

How to Make Ramparts for a Castle or 
Fort. How to Make a Roof for a 

Porch 172 

How to Make a Bridge and a R. R. 

Tunnel 173 

How to Make a Pattern for a Windmill 

Sail 174 

How to Make a Bench Form and a Bed . 175 
How to Make a High-backed Bench . .176 

How to Make a Chair 177 

How to Make Tables 178 

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DIAGRAMS 

DIAGRAM PAGE 

Six, E, F How to Make a School Desk and a Piano 179 

Six, G How to Make a Fireplace and a Mantel . 180 

Seven How to Make a Pergola 181 

Eight How to Make a Zoo or Circus Cage . .182 

Nine How to Make a Dolls' Theater or Punch 

Show 183 

Ten How to Make a Sleigh or a Sled . . .184 
Eleven How to Make the Boxcraft Game, "Ring- 
fling" 185 

Twelve How to Make the Boxcraft Game, "One- 

Two-I-Catch-You" 186 

Thirteen How to Make a Magic Box . . . .187 



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INTRODUCTION 

THE BOXCRAFT ROAD 

Near Jollyplay in Boxland, on Boxcraft Road to Fun, 
There lies a children's village — a very happy one. 
Its buildings are all boxes — the hotel and the store, 
The school-house and the station, and many others more! 
The name of it is Boxville. Its villagers are toys, 
And those who build in Boxville are merry girls and boys. 
You, too, may go to Boxland to make a house for play — 
Look! Here, you'll see the guide-post! Before you lies the way. 
Take cardboard boxes with you — maybe, some paste or glue, 
A pencil, and a paint-box, — and take your scissors too. 
I'll tell you all about it. We'll start — the turning's here — 
It was a fairy told me about this village, dear! 

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The Jolly Book of Boxcraft 

BOXCRAFT 

Material Required to Make Boxcraft: card- 
board boxes, paste, scissors, crayons or water-color 
paints; perhaps a ruler, and pencil will help. 

Do you believe in fairies? I do. I know three of 
them, and they are quite as wonderful as Cinderella's 
fairy godmother. She could make a coach and pair 
out of nothing at all but a pumpkin and some mice, 
but the fairies that I know can do even better than 
that! They can make a whole toy shop full of toys 
from nothing at all but some cardboard boxes. 

The fairies that I know are called Happy Thought, 
Nimblefingers, and Play. They have so much magic 
that they can transform even dull days and make 
them jolly ones. All three of them came to see me 
one very rainy day, and each of them sat upon a card- 
board box while they all told me in chorus about the 
fairy art of boxcraft. 

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"Have you ever noticed how much an ordinary 
shoe-box looks like a little building with a flat roof?" 
Happy Thought inquired. 

"All you have to do to make it a house," Nimble- 
fingers put in, "is to cut doors and windows in its 
sides." 

"And then, when you have made the house, you 
have all kinds of fun with it," laughed Play. 

"Boxes will make chimneys for your house," 
Happy Thought pursued. "Boxes will make furni- 
ture — beds, tables, chairs, mantels, pianos, benches — 
everything!" 

"You need only to cut the box rims to make them," 
Nimblefingers interrupted. 

"And when they are made — oh, think of the things 
you can use them for!" chuckled Play. 

"A whole village can be made — cottages, school, 
store, church, railway station, bridges, tunnels — 
everything," Happy Thought went on. 

"And all that you need to do it will be a pair of 
scissors, a pencil, some paints, and maybe some paste. 
I'll show you how," Nimblefingers volunteered. 

"When the village is made, all your toys can play 
in it! Haven't you some roly-poly tumble toys, and 

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some penny dolls, and toy animals?" Play demanded. 
"I know you must have." 

"And the village is not all that you can make from 
nothing at all but some cardboard boxes. You may 
make almost any kind of a toy: a theater for dolls, a 
merry-go-round, an Indian wigwam, and games, and 
games, and GAMES!" 

So, the fairies, Happy Thought, Nimblefingers, 
and Play, told me how to make all these magic toys 
from nothing at all but cardboard boxes, and they 
asked me to tell the children about it, so that they 
might know how to change dull days into bright and 
happy ones when they had learned of the magic. 

Cardboard boxes are to be found everywhere. 
They are in your home and in everybody's home. 
Butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, milliners, drug- 
gists, jewelers, stationers, grocers, drygoods firms, 
shoe stores, book stores, toy stores, all keep them. 
Everywhere, everywhere there are cardboard boxes — 
big boxes, little boxes, middling-sized boxes; wide 
boxes, narrow boxes, deep boxes, shallow boxes; 
round boxes, oblong boxes, square boxes! Boxes, 
boxes, BOXES everywhere! All you need to do is 
to ask for them. 

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People at home are throwing them away. The 
butchers, the bakers, the candlestick makers, the 
milliners, the druggists, the jewelers, the stationers, 
the grocers, and the dry goods firms, as well as all 
the others, are constantly sending boxes to your home. 
The shoe stores, and the book stores, and the toy 
stores, and ever so many others, are throwing boxes 
away just because nobody seems to realize what 
magic there lies in them for the children. 

When Happy Thought, Nimblefingers, and Play 
first told me about boxcraft, I did not find any trouble 
in securing the kind of box that I needed for the 
toy-making. I found that the merchants were very 
glad to give me boxes when I asked for them. They 
smiled when I asked. They did not know that a toy 
circus tent could be made from a round hat-box. 
They did not know that a whole village might be 
erected out of six shoe-boxes! 

Among the boxes given me were three very large 
ones. One was deep and wide. It came from the 
milliner's. It was not a bandbox, but a box used to 
pack hats away in. In it I kept all the boxes that 
came to me. The small ones I packed inside the 
large ones. It was a simple matter, after that, to find 

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Boxville Cottage is made from a shoe-box. 




Boxville Cottage is furnished with boxcraft furniture. 




Boxcraft Materials. 




An unfinished Boxcraft Toy. 



BOXCRAFT 

what I needed when I wished to make a table, or a 
chair, or a punch show, or a school-house. 

Another box that was given me was wide and flat. 
Into it I put all pretty papers that came my way — ■ 
lace paper, pinwheel paper, sheets of waxed sand- 
wich paper and glacine book covers, crape paper, 
spools, cotton, pencils. Everything that could lie 
flat went into this wide, flat box, to be stored till 
needed. This box packed into the first box easily. 

The third box was broad, and square, and deep. 
Into it I packed the playthings I had made after I 
had finished playing with them. It fitted into the 
side of the first box above the wide and flat one. All 
these could be put out of sight in my play-closet when 
night came and it was time to pick up. 

These boxes I called my treasure boxes. I hope 
you will find three like them and keep your boxcraft 
materials as I kept mine, for Happy Thought, 
Nimblefingers, and Play told me about the plan, and 
I think it is a splendid one. 

If you have some pretty samples of wall-paper, 
you can easily cover your treasure boxes with them. 
There might be some wall-paper like that in your 
play-room. If so, this would be the very thing. 

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Then, the boxes may be placed anywhere you choose 
in your room. 

These treasure boxes are not meant to hold large 
toys. It is the little toys that you will like best to use 
in boxcraft play. The toy figures and the animals 
will pack into very small space. The corrugated 
cardboard for roofs, the green crape paper for grass, 
the pretty shells, pebbles, and artificial flowers for 
garden building, take but small space. 

The tools for your boxcraft, scissors, and paste, and 
paint-box, may go into the large, deep treasure box 
too. 

Here in this book you will find the toys that the 
fairies have shown me how to make. There are 
many, many more. You can try the magic craft of 
the fairies for yourself in your own way. If your 
boxes are not always exactly like mine, make them 
answer by adapting the general plan of the toy to the 
box which you have. Learn to make much out of 
little. That is the motto of boxcraft play. THAT 
is what Cinderella's fairy godmother did when she 
changed a pumpkin into a golden coach. That is 
what fairies always do! They find magic in little 
things — so suppose you try it too! 

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BOXCRAFT 

Sing a song of boxes and busy fingers too, 

Some scissors, and a paint-box, and just a bit of glue! 

Sing a song of playtime for happy girls and boys, 
A-snipping with their scissors, a-making boxcraft toys! 



List of Materials which May Be Used 
in Boxcraft 

Cardboard boxes. (To make buildings and 
toys.) 

Corrugated cardboard. (To make roofs and 
fences.) 

Plain cardboard. (To use in cutting side walls, 
roofs, wheels for carriages.) 

Glacine paper book-covers. (To use in making 
window-glass for buildings.) 

Colored pinwheel papers and tissue papers. (To 
use in decorating houses.) 

Spools. (To make standards for trees and 
bushes in landscape building, to make flower- 
stands, cannon, stools, tables, legs for dolls' 
beds, men for playing boxcraft games.) 

Round-headed paper-fasteners of brass. (To 
make door-knobs and door-latches for build- 
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ings. To fasten handles to baskets. To fasten 
wheels to vehicles.) 
Pencils. (To use for pillars for buildings. To 
use for making game-boards.) 

Tools Used in Boxcraft Play 

Just a pair of scissors, some paste, and a box of 
crayons or water-color paints. 



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THE LITTLE WHITE COTTAGE OF 
BOXVILLE 

Material Required for Making a Little Cottage: 
one shoe-box with its cover, a twelve-inch square of 
cardboard, three small boxes, and a bit of glacine 
paper to make window-glass. 

Here is the little Cottage of Boxville. I think 
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe might better 
have chosen to live in a shoe-box like this than to 
have made her home in an old boot! The cottage 
certainly seems cozy, and far more comfortable than 
a shoe would be. I know that her children would 
have preferred a dwelling like this. I am sure you 
like it better yourself, so I am going to tell you how 
you may build one just like it. 

Find a shoe-box and take its cover off. Set the box 
upon its side with the bottom of the box facing you. 
This is to be the front of the cottage. 

Upon the front you will need to draw two windows 
and a door. Take your ruler and a pencil. Measure 

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a window space two inches from either end of the 
box. Make each window space two inches wide and 
two inches high. Half-way between these, draw a 
door space with its base at the base of the box. Make 
the door space two inches wide and three inches and 
a half tall. 

Down the center of each window space from top 
to base of the square, draw a line which divides it 
into half. This forms the window-blinds, which 
you will need to cut open. (To make window with 
blinds, see Diagram One, B, page 166.) Cut top line. 
Cut down the center line and cut across the base of 
the square. Fold the sections of cardboard outward 
against the sides of your box, and you will have made 
a window with blinds. 

Half-way between windows is the door space. 
(To cut door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) Cut 
across the top line of your square, down one side and 
across the base. Fold the cardboard outward, and 
you will have made a door that you can open and 
close at will. 

If you happen to have a round-headed paper- 
fastener that has two pointed prongs that are meant 
to press through papers to keep them together, take 

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it and press its prongs through the little door where 
a door-knob should be. Bend the prongs together to 
one side and you will have a door-latch. By turning 
the round knob, you may fasten the door or open it, 
as you like. 

The roof of the cottage is supported upon two 
pieces of cardboard cut to fit each end of the box. 
(See Diagram Three, A, page 168.) To make these, 
take your cardboard and cut a piece the width of one 
end of your box and four inches higher. Make a 
second piece of cardboard like it to fit the other end 
of your box. Glue both on the box, one on each end. 
Then, with scissors, cut each piece off diagonally 
downward from the top at the rear of the box to the 
front of the box. This cuts off a corner and makes a 
sloping rest for each end of the cottage. Upon these 
the cover of the shoe-box is slipped to make half of 
a sloping roof. (See Diagram Three, AA, page 168, 
showing box cover placed upon side-wall pieces.) 

Slip your box cover over the two points, when 
both are thoroughly dry. See, it makes the best kind 
of a roof for your cottage! 

If you wish to add a chimney, any long, narrow 
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to the roof may be used. Measure its base upon the 
cottage roof near the top. Cut the cardboard of the 
roof so that the box end may be slipped through it 
and stand erect, and you have a chimney. If you 
use a box which has a sliding cover like a drawer, 
its outside will be like a real little chimrey. You 
may mark off bricks upon it with a pencil, i nd color 
it bright red. A wad of cotton will form the smoke 
for a chimney. 

I painted blinds and door of the cottage that you 
see in the picture. Blinds were green and the door 
was brown. You may use almost any kind of paint 
to do this. The colors from your water-color joint- 
ing-box will answer. You may use crayons t j, if 
you like. Other paint takes somewhat longer y. 

It is not so well adapted to the building. 

In front of my cottage, I made a garden wii some 
artificial flowers that had once been on my summer 
hat in a wreath. You may easily make a gardn for 
your cottage, or you may have tubs of flowers like the 
one in the picture. It is the lower half of a pill-box 
filled with forget-me-nots. 

The cottage is furnished with furniture cut from 
small boxes. These may be three inches long or 

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smaller. My furniture is all painted, but you need 
not paint yours unless you care to do so. 

The bed is made from a box and its cover. To 
make it, first take the lower half of your box and turn 
it over so that its rims are below instead of on top. 
At each corner cut a leg for the bed, and remove card- 
board from between these cuttings, so that it leaves at 
each corner of the rim a two-sided leg. (To cut bench 
form, see Diagram Six, A, page 175.) When you 
have cut this lower half of the bed, take the cover 
of your box and turn it so that its rims come upward 
instead of downward. Remove the rims from each 
long side, and you will have left the head and foot- 
board of the bed. Glue this piece to the lower half 
you first cut, and the bed will be finished. Sheets 
and pillow may be cut from tissue or lace paper. 

A chair is made from the lower half of any small 
box. Beginning at the center of one long rim of the 
box, cut the rim off half-way around. The part with 
rim removed will be the back of the chair. The other 
will be the seat and legs. Legs are cut to right and 
left of each forward corner. Cardboard is evenly 
removed from between them. Rear legs are cut in 
each rim at the side of the box in the same way, 

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except that these rear legs have but one cut needed. 
They are not cornered as the front legs are. (For 
cutting a chair, see Diagram Six, C, page 177.) 

A table for the cottage is made from a spool by 
standing the spool on end. Over its top is placed the 
half of a small round box. (A square box cover may 
answer quite as well.) The table may be made from 
an ordinary spool, or two twist spools glued end to 
end. (For table, see Diagram Six, DD, page 178.) 

A mantel with fireplace for the cottage may be cut 
from a small box three inches high. Stand the box 
on end and cut from its rear, near the base, an opening 
like that of a fireplace. (For cutting a mantel with 
fireplace, see Diagram Six, G, page 180.) Use the 
back of the box, as it has no printing upon it. If 
your box is painted, it will not matter whether or not 
you make your cutting in the front, as the print will 
not show when cleverly painted over. 

In my cottage there lived a tumble toy lady. Her 
name was Polly Ann. You can see her in the picture 
with her china dog. You may use roly-poly tumble 
toys or penny dolls to play with in the cottage. 
Figures cut from magazine pictures are fun to use, 
too. Color them with your paints or crayons. 

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Besides tumble toys, Noah's Ark figures, and pic- 
ture people cut from magazines, villagers for Box- 
ville cottages may be found at any penny store where 
children trade. These are small dressed dolls, one 
cent apiece! 

In candy shops where party favors are sold, all 
manner of small figures may be bought. These are 
odd little men or women — just the very ones to use in 
playing Boxville plays. At every holiday season, 
new ones appear! You can always find them. 

I built a tiny cottage with two windows and a door, 
I called it Boxville Cottage and I placed it on the floor : 
All 'round about my cottage, a cardboard village grew — 
I'll tell you how to make it, so that you can make one too! 



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THE BOXVILLE STORE 

Material Required for Making a Boxville Store: 
one shoe-box with two shoe-box covers, two long 
pencils, two spools, waxed paper, and small boxes. 

The village store of Boxville is made from a shoe- 
box. One shoe-box cover makes the porch it rests 
upon. Another forms the roof of the store. 

If you wish to make a village store, also, place a 
shoe-box upon its side, and then the bottom of the 
box will become the front of your store. 

You will need to have a large shop window in. 
front. Make this first. Two inches from the right- 
hand end of the box, mark with your pencil a wide 
oblong space five inches by three. Cut out this 
window space on all four sides. (For cutting a 
window space, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) 

Cut a piece of waxed paper a little larger than 
the size of your window. Paste this inside the box 
building over the window space to make glass. Cut 
strips of pinwheel paper and paste them around the 

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window on the outside of the box to make window- 
casings. 

Now you are ready to make a door for your store. 
Draw a door space on your box with your pencil. 
Make it two inches from the left-hand end of the 
box. Make it four inches high and two inches wide. 
(To cut single door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) 
Cut across the top line, down the side line that is 
next the window, and across the base. When you 
bend the cardboard you have cut, you will have a 
door that will open and close. Color the door, if 
you like. It may be painted brown. 

After this, you are ready to place the roof on your 
store; but first, lay one of the box covers upon its rims 
on your work-table and put the little store upon it, 
well back, so there will be a porch in front. Then, 
take your other shoe-box cover and fit it over the top 
of the box building so that it projects over the porch 
in front. Two long pencils, with ends run into the 
openings of two spools, make pillars to place at either 
corner of the porch. 

The step up to the porch is any small box you may 
have. 

Inside the store, a long hat-pin box makes a 

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counter. Flowers, leaves, pretty pebbles, shells, and 
little toys such as you may find among your own play- 
things may be displayed upon the counter. 

A roly-poly tumble toy will make a clerk for the 
store, or, if you like, you may find both clerk and 
customers in magazine pictures, and you can mount 
them on thin cardboard and cut them out. There is 
no end to the plays you can invent when your store 
is finished. Polly Ann of shoe-box cottage, Boxville, 
has just come to the store to buy a loaf of bread. 
There it is — that pretty brown pebble! Those green 
leaves are vegetables! The beads in that box are 
apples! The shells are little cakes! 

To Boxville! To Boxville! To have a lot of fun! 

I'm going to the general store to buy a penny bun! 

The bun is just a pebble on the counter of the store, 

And the penny's made of paper, so, perhaps, I'll make some more! 



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The Village Store made of a shoe-box and two shoe-box covers. 




Inside view of the Village Store. The counter is a hatpin box. 




The District School of Boxville. It is made from a shoe-box. 




Inside view of the Boxville School. The desks are all cut from small 
oblong boxes. The benches are boxes also ; and the stove is a spool 
with a pencil for a stove-pipe. 



THE DISTRICT SCHOOL OF BOXVILLE 

Material Required for Building a Toy School: 
one shoe-box with its cover, a half-sheet of cardboard, 
three small boxes about three inches long, the cover 
of some narrow little box which has an inner drawer, 
a pencil, a spool, and a box two inches long. 

Did you ever before see a toy school-house? I 
don't believe you have ever seen anything like Box- 
ville School, so I am going to tell you how you may 
build one like it. 

First, you will need a shoe-box to form the house 
itself. Its cover is the roof. To this, at either end 
of the box, are glued two side walls which hold the 
roof in place, slanting. The cover of some tiny nar- 
row box which is made with an inner drawer is the 
chimney. Inside, the desks are made from the lower 
parts of three boxes about three inches long. Their 
three covers make the benches. A teacher's desk may 
be made from any small box you have. Its cover is 

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teacher's chair. A spool forms the stove, and a pen- 
cil is the stovepipe. 

Begin by taking the cover from your shoe-box. 
Place the box upon the table before you so that it 
stands upon one long side, with its bottom part facing 
you, open at the back. The base of your box, which 
now faces you, will be the part of the school which 
will need to have windows made in it. 

These two windows must have blinds. The 
window spaces must be located on the face of the 
box, which fronts you. From these the blinds are 
cut. Two inches from either end of your box, mark 
upon the part which faces you two oblongs, each 
three inches high and two inches wide. Mark a ver- 
tical line down the center of each window space. 
This forms the blinds, which you will need to cut. 
(For cutting blinds, see Diagram One, 5, page 166.) 
Cut the top line, down the center line, and across 
the base line. Press the two sections of cardboard 
outward against the sides of the box building, and 
you will have made the window with blinds. Color 
these blinds, if you choose. Use crayons or water- 
color paints. 

Next, you will need to make the cardboard side 

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walls which support the box-cover roof. Take your 
sheet of cardboard and measure with pencil outline 
upon it the shape of one end of your box. Add to this 
four inches at the top, and cut this piece from the 
cardboard with its added height. 

Make a second piece of cardboard identical with 
the first. Glue each to one end of the box upright. 
Cut from each the front upper corner point. (See 
Diagram Three, A, page 168, which shows the shape 
of the side walls when cut.) 

Cut a door in one of these side walls, near its cen- 
tral part, where you see the door in the picture of 
Boxville School. To make this, first take pencil and 
ruler and make an oblong four inches high and two 
inches wide. (To cut door, see Diagram Two, A, 
page 167.) Cut top line, down one side line, and across 
the base line. Fold the door outward. The card- 
board under the door in the side wall may be cut out 
the shape of the door space. If you do this, your 
door will bend open more easily. 

If you happen to have a round-headed paper-fas- 
tener, press its pointed prongs through the little door 
where a door-knob should go. The round head of 
the paper-fastener will form a door-knob. Its prongs, 

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bent to one side, form the latch. It will catch the 
door securely when the "door-knob" is turned. 

Now that the lower part of the school building is 
finished, you may begin upon the roof. This is the 
box cover. Place it upon the points of the side walls 
so that it fits down upon them. You will readily see 
how this is. (For placing a roof on a shoe-box build- 
ing, see Diagram Three, AA, page 168.) 

When the roof is placed, you will be able to judge 
where the chimney-hole should be cut in the box- 
cover roof. It should go near the top at the end of 
the box that is opposite the door. The cover of 
some narrow box which has a sliding inner drawer 
will make the chimney. It will be just the right 
shape, square and hollow. 

Mark off upon the sides of this box the bricks of 
the chimney. Color them red, if you like. If you 
use a ruler, the work is easily and quickly done. You 
do not need to mark the bricks unless you like. Your 
box may be painted merely. 

To place it on the roof, you will need to cut out of 
the school-house roof a piece of cardboard the size 
of the end of your box. Decide where the chimney 
should go. Mark the end of it with pencil upon the 

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roof at this point. Cut the cardboard out. (For 
cutting hole for chimney in a box-cover roof, see Dia- 
gram Three, A A, page 168.) Press the end of the 
chimney down through this hole. Press the chim- 
ney backward to make it stand straight, and glue it. 
Some tiny bit of cotton stuffed into the upper hole 
of the chimney box will form smoke. 

Of course, you will be anxious to furnish your 
school-house inside. You may make it like a real 
district school such as you see in the country. It will 
have desks, benches, a stove, and a blackboard — to 
say nothing of a teacher's desk and chair! 

The lower halves of the three small boxes form 
desks. It is really a simple matter to make these. 
They are the kind that have a shelf beneath the top. 
They are open. 

Take the lower half of one of these boxes. Place 
it upon one of its long rims. The upper rim will be 
the top of the desk. The ends of the box will need to 
be cut the shape of the sides of a desk. (For cutting 
a desk out of a small oblong cardboard box, see Dia- 
gram Six, E, page 179.) 

Fit a bit of box rim beneath the top of the desk 
where the shelf should go, and glue its ends to the box 

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desk. The desk may be painted black, if you choose. 
Make the two other desks like this one. 

The benches are next cut from the box covers. 
To make a bench, make a cut with scissors in each 
box rim at the center of each end of the box. Cut 
each as far as the upper part of the cover. Half the 
box will be the back of the bench. Half will be the 
seat and legs. 

First, cut the legs. Then bend the other half of 
the box upward, cut of! the side piece at either end 
of the box, bend the long rim upward. This will 
make a bench with high back. (For cutting the legs 
of bench and its high back, see Diagram Six, B, page 
176.) In following diagrams, always cut where you 
see the heavy black line. Bend where you see a 
dotted line. The bench may be painted to match the 
desks. Make other benches like the first one. 

The teacher's desk is made from the lower half of 
another box — one about two inches long. It is made 
like a table, except that no legs are cut in its end 
rims. (For cutting a bench form for the teacher's 
desk, see Diagram Six, A, page 175.) The desk may 
be painted, if you like. 

The chair for this desk is cut from the cover of 

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the same box that made the desk. Cut the cover's rim 
half off the box, beginning at the center on one long 
side. The part of the cover left without rim will be 
the back of the chair. Cut legs at the corners of the 
other half of the cover and at each side on the rim. 
Remove the surplus cardboard from between them. 
(To cut chair, see Diagram Six, C, page 177.) Color 
the chair to match desks and benches. 

Your school is almost done. The stove will need 
to be put up — I'm quite sure that you never heard of 
a district school-house without a stove! It is as much 
a part of a district school as the dipper and the water- 
pail used to be. The stove of this toy school is just 
a spool painted black. Place it under the chimney, 
with the point of a long pencil run into its upper hole 
to represent a stovepipe. There! That is easy to 
do, I am sure! 

The blackboard is a piece of black pinwheel paper 
cut oblong and pasted between the windows. If you 
have some old time-table in your home, perhaps you 
will find in it a small map that may be cut out and 
pasted to the walls of the school. 

You can make text-books by folding pieces of 
paper together. These can be placed inside the desks. 

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Penny dolls make excellent scholars. A tumble 
toy figure may make a schoolmistress or a school- 
master. 

In the picture of Boxville School, you can see three 
penny dolls and my tumble toy schoolmistress. The 
dolls are at recess. Violet is trying to do a sum at the 
board. Pansy is pretending to be "teacher." Lily 
has just finished her luncheon. 

When does your school open? Now! The scholars 
will have to hurry or they'll be late! 

I made a little Boxville School, and now in it each day 
I'm educating penny dolls, and it is splendid play! 
I teach them all my lessons every day when I am through — 
They have finished with my reader, and can divide by two. 



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THE LITTLE CHURCH OF BOXVILLE 

Material Required for Making a Boxville 
Church: one shoe-box with its cover, one narrow 
box about six or seven inches long, one oblong box 
cover three or four inches long, three small box 
covers of about the same size (three inches), a 
twelve-inch square of cardboard, and some colored 
tissue-paper, with a spool. 

Ding! Ding! Can you hear the bell in the steeple 
of the Boxville Church ringing? It does not ring 
very loud, because it is such a small bell, but it does 
ring beautifully! You can try it yourself. Suppose 
that you make a little church like this for your 
village! 

Take a shoe-box. Remove its cover. Lay the shoe- 
box upon one long side rim. The bottom of the box 
will become the side of the church. It will need to 
have three long windows cut in it. 

Draw these window spaces long and narrow, about 

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one inch wide and three inches high. Cut the two 
end windows equally distant from the ends of the 
box, and draw the outline of the center window mid- 
way between these two. Cut the cardboard at the 
top of the window spaces to a point. (For cutting 
windows, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) 

If you have some colored tissue-paper, you may 
eut three pieces the same shape as the window spac~" 
you have cut out. Let them be a little wider ai 
longer, however. Paste each inside the box right o^ 
the open window spaces. This will make stain, 
glass windows. You can paint the window-casiti 
with black ink, or paint on the outside of the u 
around the windows. 

If you prefer, you can make the window-c; 
by pasting narrow strips of pinwheel paper around 
the windows, instead of using the paint. 

The Boxville Church, as you can see, has a si ping 
roof. This roof is the cover of the shoe-box supported 
on two side walls, which are made of cardboard and 
glued to each end of the box. You will need to cut 
these side walls. (See Diagram Three, A, page 168.) 

Measure the exact width and height of your box 
on the twelve-inch square of cardboard. Measure 

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one end only, and place the end of the box so that it 
comes at the edge of your cardboard. At the top, add 
four inches to the height, and cut out this oblong piece 
you have drawn. Make another like it. Next, cut off 
the two front upper corners diagonally down to the 
mark you first made, showing the height of your box 
building at the front of your box. 

Cut a church door in one of these sides. Make it 
rather high — about the height of the church windows. 
Let the base of the door come at the lower edge of the 
side wall. Cut up through the cardboard vertically 
for about three inches. Then cut the arch of the door 
and bend as if it were on a hinge. (See Diagram 
Two, A, page 167, for cutting door.) 

Paste each side wall in place on the box building 
so that the points of each come at the rear of the box. 
When the side walls are firmly dry, cut out the card- 
board that is under the door space of the side wall. 
The roof is not quite ready to go on yet, however. You 
will first need to arrange for the steeple or bell tower. 

Take the cover of your shoe-box and also the oblong 
box you intend to use for a steeple. This may be either 
a long candy box, such as chocolate peppermints 
are often sold in in drug stores, or it may be a box 

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such as jewelers use for hat-pins. The tower of the 
church should come over the door. Near the top 
corner of the shoe-box cover which is to be the roof 
of the church, mark off the shape of one end of the 
oblong box which is to be the tower. Cut out this 
square from the shoe-box roof, and cut out about a 
quarter of an inch more at the bottom, otherwise your 
steeple will not stand exactly straight. 

Now, slip the roof over the points of the side walls. 
See! that is it! And, next, slip the tower in place 
down through the opening which comes in the roof 
over the door. (See Diagram Three, AA, page 168.) 

If your tower is to have a bell, you can buy a bell 
at almost any toy store. It will probably cost you a 
penny. You will need to cut openings in the upper 
part of the bell-tower box. Cut one on each side, as 
you see it in the picture of my Boxville Church. The 
belfry windows will be cut like ordinary square win- 
dows, except for a point at the top. (For cutting 
plain windows, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) 

The bell is next tied like a locket to a double cord 
or bit of string. One end of this string is used to 
fasten the bell to the top of the tower. It is sewed, 
with the help of a large darning-needle, to the card- 

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board top of the belfry. The other end of the cord 
will be the bell-rope, and this goes down through the 
cardboard at the base of your tower box and through 
the cardboard at the top of the shoe-box building. It 
can be threaded to the darning-needle and pressed 
through the holes made by the needle till its end hangs 
down into the church vestibule, as you see it in the 
picture. When you let the sexton pull this bell-rope, 
ding, ding goes the bell, and the noise that it makes 
is just the right size for a Boxville Church! 

Now you are ready to furnish the inside of your 
church. Begin with the platform for the pulpit. This 
is the box cover you have — the one about three or 
four inches long. Place it where the platform should 
go, opposite the door. The spool will be the pulpit. 
Paste a little round cardboard disk over the opening 
at one end of the spool, and this will be the top of the 
pulpit. Paint the spool black. 

Use a long, narrow box cover for the pulpit chair. 
(See Diagram Six, C, page 177.) Cut the rim from 
box cover, beginning near the center on one long side. 
Cut till you have reached the point opposite. The 
part of the cover from which the rim has been re- 
moved will be the back of the chair. Bend it forward. 

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The other half of the cover will be the seat of the 
chair. Legs are cut in the front rim and in the side 
rims that remain. To make front legs, keep the cor- 
ners of the box, and cut up to the part which is the 
seat, the upper part of the cover. R<. nove the card- 
board from between these two cutting?. Then, make 
the back legs of the chair in the box rims at side. 
Place the little chair back of the pulpir, and color it, 
if you wish, to match. 

At least three pews will be needed for the church. 
They are to be made from the three small box covers. 
(See Diagram Six, B, page 176, for making high- 
backed benches.) 

With a pencil or pin-point, mark the center of each 
short rim on these box covers. Then, taking one 
cover, cut through the rim at the two points till you 
have reached the top of the cover. Half of the 
division made will be for the back of the bench and 
half for the seat and the legs. Cut the legs in one half 
as you cut the legs for the pulpit chair. Remove 
from the other half of the cover the remaining end 
rim. Bend the rim that is left at the top upward, to 
make the high back of the bench, and color the bench 
to match the pulpit and chair. 

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Boxville Church is made from a shoe-box. Its bell-tower is an oblong 
box. It has stained glass windows of red tissue-paper. 




Boxville Church lias a pulpit, reading desk, and pews that arc made in 
boxcraft style from boxes and a spool. 




Boxville Railway Station is built from a shoe-box and four shoe-box 
covers. Pencils are used for pillars that hold the long roof of the 
platform in place. 




Inside view of Boxville Railway Station. This shows the ticket booth 
made from a shallow box about four inches square. 



THE LITTLE CHURCH OF BOXVILLE 

Place the benches one behind the other inside the 
church. Let the sexton ring the bell for Sunday- 
school to begin. What was the lesson you had last 
Sunday? Do you remember about it? Perhaps you 
might not so easily forget next Sunday's lesson, if you 
taught it yourself to a class of penny dolls in a Box- 
ville Church like this. Anyway, you can try! 

Boxville dolls on Sunday go 
To this Boxville Church, just so! 
Two by two, as couples should, 
Boxville dolls are always good ! 

Little Boxville, as you see, 

Is as good as it can be: 

Little girls and little boys, 

Learn this text from Boxville toys! 



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THE BOXVILLE RAILWAY STATION 

Material Required for Making a Boxville Rail- 
way Station: one shoe-box and four shoe-box cov- 
ers, one small box about four inches square and with- 
out a cover, the shallow covers of two small boxes 
three inches long, two long pencils, and a small square 
of waxed paper. 

Boxville's Railway Station is a real railway station. 
It is not a tin thing such as you buy ready-made in a 
toy shop. Boxville Station has a waiting-room with 
a real ticket booth and benches. You can make just 
the same kind of little station as you see in this pic- 
ture. It is easy to make. 

The building itself, you see, is the lower half of a 
shoe-box placed upon its side. The platform is made 
of two shoe-box covers placed end to end upon the 
floor, and the roof of the station is one shoe-box cover. 
The other shoe-box cover is the roof of the platform, 
and this is supported by two long lead-pencils. 

Do you want to make a Boxville Station? To 

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begin, you must make two doors and a window on 
the part of your box that is the front of the station. 

About an inch and a half from either end of your 
box, mark a door space four inches high and two 
inches wide. Use a pencil and ruler for the work, 
so that it will be even. Half-way between the door 
spaces you have drawn, mark off an oblong window 
space two inches high and three inches wide. Now, 
you can take your scissors and cut the doors in the 
box. (To cut doors, see Diagram Two, A, page 
167.) Cut the top line of each door space. Cut the 
bottom line also. The doors must open toward each 
other, so cut each door space down the side next to the 
window space. Push each little door inward. 

Next, cut out the window space. Cut it around 
on all four sides, and keep to the line you have drawn 
with pencil. (To cut window, see Diagram One, A, 
page 166.) When you have finished this, take a piece 
of the waxed paper you have and paste it inside the 
station building over the window space to make win- 
dow-glass. The waxed paper should be cut a bit 
longer and wider than the opening of the window. 
You can measure it by the cardboard piece you cut 
from the box. 

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If you wish, you may color the doors of your 
station building green or brown. Use whatever colors 
you have, but if you use your water-colors, keep the 
work as dry as you can. If you do not, the doors will 
not be straight. They will curl. 

Place two shoe-box covers end to end upon the floor 
or table, for you can put the building upon them now. 
See, it is placed far back, so that there will be a plat- 
form in front. Place the building at the left of the 
platform made of the shoe-box covers. 

The third shoe-box cover is the roof of the station 
building, and you must fit it down over the station. 
If you wish to have a roof over your station platform, 
you will need the fourth shoe-box cover to make this. 
To secure it in place, just cut two end corners on 
the box rim as far as the top of the cover. Then, 
turn this end rim upward and slip it under the right- 
hand rim of the cover which forms the roof of the 
station building itself. You will need two pillars at 
the right-hand end of your platform to keep the long 
roof up. These pillars are long lead-pencils. Press 
the point of a pencil down through each right-hand 
top corner of the long station platform's top, and 
secure the points below by running them into stan- 

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dards made of spools. The pencil point will be firm 
when run into the upper hole of a standing spool, and 
when both pillars are so fixed, the roof will be quite 
firm. (See Diagram Three, G, page 172.) 

Next, make a signboard for your station, and glue 
it to the roof. 

You will need to have a bench or two and a ticket 
office in your station building. A little doll can be 
placed in the ticket office. If you look at the picture 
of my Boxville Station, you will see a lady buying 
her ticket of the ticket agent. 

The ticket booth is the lower half of a box that is 
about four inches wide and an inch or so deep. You 
will need to stand it on its rim and cut a window in 
the part of the box that is the front of the ticket office. 
You do this just as you cut the window for your 
station, only you must make the ticket-booth window 
smaller. Draw the outline of the window first with 
help of pencil and ruler. Then cut it out. To cut 
window, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) When 
window is cut, paste some waxed paper over the win- 
dow opening on the inside of the box. Cut a round 
opening in this, near the bottom. The ticket agent 
will need this, you see. Now, the ticket booth is 

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finished! Place it between the doors where it should 

go- 
You will need a bench at either end of the station 

waiting-room. Cut these from covers of two boxes 

three inches long. (For cutting benches, see Diagram 

Six, B, page 176.) With pencil or pin-point mark 

a dot at the center of each short end rim of the covers, 

and cut through each rim thus marked till you have 

reached the top of the cover. Half of each division 

so made will be the high back of the bench. Half 

will form the seat and legs. Cut legs in the rim of 

one end. Leave the corners at the front of the bench 

and remove the cardboard that is between them, 

making your cutting to the right and left of each 

front corner. Then cut the rear legs in both side 

rims. Bend the other half of each box upward. This 

is to be the high back. Cut off the little pieces of 

cardboard that are left on the narrow end rims. Bend 

what is left of the cover's rim upward to make the 

rest of the high back for each bench. Color the 

benches black or brown. 

Toot-too! Don't you hear the whistle of the toy 

train? The baggage, that is made up of boxes, is 

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waiting on the station platform, and the little dolls 
are ready to start on their travels. 

Miss Doll is waiting on the station platform. She 
has just purchased her return ticket to Boxtown. 

Boxtown is the next stop. Everybody goes there 
on Circus Day — Mr. Doll, Mr. Mulligan, Mr. 
Swartzenheimer, Polly Ann, Susan Smith, all the 
Noahs! The station platform is crowded! 

When all the sky is dark with storm, 

Then with my train I play. 
I build a Boxville Station, 

And I stay indoors all day. 

It is always pleasant weather 

When you're happy as can be; 
And when I'm playing Boxville, 

There's no storm that / can see! 



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B. R. R. FREIGHT STATION AND SHOE- 
BOX TUNNEL 

Material Required to Make a Boxville Freight 
Station: one shoe-box cover, one shallow cover of 
a box about eight or nine inches long and seven or 
eight inches wide, and the lower half of a deep box 
about six inches long and four or five inches wide. 

Material Required to Make a Dark Tunnel for 
B. V. R. R. : the lower half of an ordinary shoe-box. 

After you have built your Boxville Railway Sta- 
tion, I am sure you will like to build a Freight Station 
for your railway system. You will have so much 
freight to go from Boxville! There is no end to the 
little boxes! It will take you about five minutes, or 
less, to build the freight station. It is so simple that 
you can almost see how from looking at the picture. 
The shoe-box cover is the platform. The lower half 
of the deep box you have is turned upside-down and 
placed upon the left end of the shoe-box cover. A 

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double door is outlined with pencil at one end of this 
box. (See Diagram Two, B, page 167, for double 
door.) Mark a square three inches wide on the end 
of the box where the door should come. Draw down 
the center of this from top line to lower line. This 
gives the two divisions of the door. Cut the top line 
of the door space. Cut down the center line of it and 
across the lower line. Bend the two doors of the 
doorway outward. Color them, if you like. 

To make the square flat roof, take the box cover 
and place it down over the freight building at the 
top. That is an easy way to make a roof, isn't it? 
And now that the freight office is made, I am sure 
you will agree that it is a very fine one indeed. Isn't 
it fun to build your own? 

Do you want to have me tell you how to make a 
tunnel too? It will be fine to have one for your rail- 
way system. To make one you will need a box — 
almost any that is deep, like a shoe-box, will answer. 

How high is the smoke-stack of your train? Two 
inches? Well, how high is it from the ground? Five? 
Then, the holes made for the tunnel opening in either 
end of the box will need to be higher still by an inch 
or a half-inch. (For cutting a tunnel, see Diagram 

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Four, B, page 173.) Turn your box over. The lower 
half is the only part you will need to use, so put 
aside the cover. In either end of the box cut out a 
round opening large enough for your toy train to 
pass through at a sixty-miles-a-minute rate. There 
is your tunnel! 

If you have any crape paper, you can cover the 
sides and top of your box so that it will look like a 
big square hill. The ends of the box should be painted 
with black paint to look like stone masonry. 

Let's see how well your train goes through the 
tunnel — toot-too! Here it goes! Isn't that the nicest 
toy you ever saw? 

Little bits of boxes make a pile of freight 
For my Boxville Railway. It is simply great! 
Just a cardboard shoe-box makes a tunnel too — 
Very black an' spooky when my train goes through! 



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The B.R.R. Freight Station. It is a small oblong box with a cover of 
another box for its roof. The platform is a shoe-box cover and 
the freight is little boxes. 




Shoe-box Tunnel may be made of almost any long box. To make it, cut 
rounded openings in the end rims oi the box. 




Bandbox Hotel is made of a square hat-box. 




Bandbox Hotel has an opening at the back so that one may play inside 
easily. Partitions of rooms are made with shoe-boxes from which 
end rims have been removed. 



HOTEL BANDBOX AND HOW TO 
FURNISH IT 

Material Required to Make a Hotel Bandbox: 

one large bandbox with its cover, the cover of another 
square bandbox that is larger. These make the build- 
ing and its roof. A shallow box cover will make the 
roof over the front door. Two long pencils are 
pillars. The hotel is furnished with furniture cut 
from small boxes. Spools, lace-paper, pinwheel paper, 
bits of wall-paper, and the glacine paper covers from 
books may all be used. 

Did you ever before hear of a dolls' hotel? If you 
look at the picture of Hotel Bandbox, you will see 
one that may be made from a square hat-box. Its 
porch is a large hat-box cover. The building is a 
hat-box, smaller than this cover. The roof of the 
hotel is the cover of the hat-box itself. 

Windows and front door are cut in the rims of the 
bandbox. 

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In starting to make a hotel, begin by marking off 
windows. Each window must be two inches wide 
and three inches high. It will help you to place 
windows evenly if you mark a horizontal line around 
three sides of your bandbox about three inches from 
the top of the box. Use a ruler, and make all marks 
as light as possible. They are only intended to guide 
you, and must be rubbed out after you have cut out 
the window spaces. 

Below the line you have drawn, make another, 
three inches farther down the sides of the box. This 
line forms the base of windows. 

Next, make the windows that come nearest each 
corner of the box. Measure two inches from each 
corner. This gives the right spacing from the corner. 
Measure two inches more on your horizontal line at 
the top of the building, and this will give the width 
of a window. Make the end windows first. Then 
make the ones that come between. Space evenly, so 
that windows may come at regular intervals. Cut 
out each window on all four sides. (For cutting a 
window, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) Arrange 
your lower story windows as you have the upper ones. 

At the center upon the front of your building out- 

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line a large double door four inches square. It should 
come at the very base of bandbox. (To cut double 
door, see Diagram Two, B, page 167.) Cut its top 
line. Cut its base line. Cut the cardboard between 
these two lines in half vertically to make the door. 

When windows and door are made, then you may 
paste some three-inch squares of glacine paper back 
of each window inside the box. The window-glass 
is made this way. If you like, you may leave some 
windows open. 

The building is ready, now, to stand upon the 
larger bandbox cover. As you see, this makes a porch. 

Place the smaller bandbox cover over the upper 
part of your hat-box to make a flat roof. 

Over the front door you may make a flat roof. ( See 
Diagram Three, G, page 172.) Use for it a narrow 
box cover. Glue one long rim of this cover to the 
cardboard over your doorway. Press a pencil point 
downward through each forward corner of the cover 
to make a pillar. The pencil points may be secured 
in the holes of two spools and thus keep the roof 
upright. If you wish, you may glue the spools where 
they should go. 

Cut a narrow strip of cardboard and write the 

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name of your hotel upon it. Glue this over the door- 
way. 

Flower-stands for the hotel veranda are simple 
things to make. One spool will be needed for each 
flower-stand. Press the stems of some artificial flowers 
into the hole of the spool. If you have gilt paint, you 
can gild the stands. I painted mine with black water- 
color paint. 

Penny dolls make guests for the hotel. They come 
already dressed, but you can take one or two of yours 
and dress them like men dolls. I inked mine. You 
can see them in the picture. 

How are you going to play inside the hotel? If 
you look at the second picture of the hotel, you will 
see that it is the back of the box, and that each corner 
at the back of the box has been cut. When this is 
done, the back lets down. You can cut your hotel 
building this way. As you see, it may be closed up 
again, when you are not playing inside. 

Partitions for downstairs rooms are made with two 
shoe-boxes — just their lower half is used. Cut the 
ends off each box. Place each lengthwise inside the 
hotel so that there is a space between them. This 
space forms the hotel hallway. 

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Cut a piece of cardboard to fit into your box and 
put it over the top of these two shoe-boxes. It forms 
the floor for the second-story rooms. Another shoe- 
box — or two, if you prefer — makes partitions for 
second-story rooms. 

Doors may be cut in these partitions. (For cutting 
a single door space, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) 

Samples of wall-paper make good carpet for the 
hotel. You may cut it into squares to make rugs. 

Window curtains may be made from tissue-paper 
or lace-paper. 

The furniture, itself, is cut from very small boxes. 
Tables are made with spools. 

The lower half of a small oblong box may be cut 
to form a chair by removing its rim, half-way around 
— beginning to cut the rim at the center of one long 
side of the box. The part from which the rim is re- 
moved is the back of the chair. Press its cardboard 
upward. The part that has the rim left upon it is the 
seat of the chair, and legs are cut at its two front 
corners and in each side at the rear. (See Diagram 
Six, C, page 177, for making a chair.) 

Place a pill-box over an upright spool to make a 
table. Round pill-boxes make round tables. Square 

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boxes make square tables. (See Diagram Six, DD, 
page 178.) 

An oblong pill-box rested on its side will form a 
doll's bureau. Mark off the drawers upon its front, 
and glue a strip of cardboard, upright, at its rear. 
Paint a mirror frame on the strip of cardboard. 

Beds for the hotel chambers may be made of small 
oblong boxes and their covers. To make the upper 
part of the bed, cut off the long rims on each side of 
the cover. This leaves headboard and footboard to 
be glued to the lower half of the box when this has 
been turned over to rest upon its rims. At each cor- 
ner of the lower half of the box, cut a leg for the bed 
to stand upon. Remove the cardboard from between 
each. (To cut bed, see Diagram Six, A A, page 175.) 

Little dolls touring through Hatbox County stop 
at the hotel overnight. Drummer dolls, on their 
business trips to Boxville General Store, find com- 
fortable accommodations at Bandbox Hotel too. As 
soon as the toy train stops at Boxville Station, you may 
see them making a bee-line for the hotel. 

There are splendid accommodations at Hotel 
Bandbox. The meals are always good. You only 
need to pretend what the dolls want and then give it 

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to them. Some want their steak well done and are 
very particular about it, but the waiter always does 
right and everybody is always satisfied. After dinner 
the guests take a walk over to Mirror Lake and watch 
the man who is fishing on the bridge there. Or else, 
perhaps, they sit on the hotel piazza and watch the 
people come to the village square to get water at the 
town pump. 

Hurry, hurry with the scissors! 

Bring the glue-pot or some paste: 
We must make a Hotel Bandbox, 

The proprietor's in haste ! 

Touring through the Boxland Country, 

Penny dolls may wish to stay 
In this splendid Hotel Bandbox 

That we're building here to-day! 



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THE SHOE-BOX APARTMENT HOUSE 

Material Required to Make a Shoe-box Apart- 
ment House: one shoe-box with the whole of its 
cover, one small box about two inches long, and small 
boxes and spools for furnishing the apartment house. 

You may make a whole row of apartment houses. 
They are shoe-boxes that are placed to stand on end. 
Windows are drawn upon the fronts of the boxes as 
they stand. Each apartment house must have a porch 
and front door as well. 

Would you like to erect an apartment house? Find 
a shoe-box, then. 

Take its cover off. Stand your box on end with 
the opening at back. Let the bottom of the box face 
you. Mark off upon it three window spaces, each 
with its base five inches from the top of your box. 
See that end windows are equally distant from the 
sides of your box. Make each window two inches 
high and one inch wide. 

Arrange second-story windows evenly between top 

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and base of your box, and place below them the first- 
story window. Leave a place for a door just above 
the base of your box at the left, as the picture of Shoe- 
box Apartment will show you. Make the door a 
little larger than your window spaces — about three 
inches high and two inches wide. Next to it, draw a 
window space for the first-floor window. 

The windows may be cut out, if you like. (For 
windows, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) Cut out 
the squares you have drawn on top, side lines, and 
base. Back of each window opening, paste a bit of 
waxed sandwich paper to form glass. Outline on 
the front of the box around the windows, the window- 
sashes. Use black ink or water-color paints to do 
this work. Paste tissue- or lace-paper curtains over 
the waxed paper inside the apartment house to make 
the windows trim. 

Cut the door of the apartment house out. (For 
door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) Cut the top 
line, down the side next to the window, and across the 
base line. 

The porch roof is half of a small box glued over 
the doorway. The porch itself is the half of a box 
glued below the doorway. 

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Now, put the finishing touch to the building by 
adding a flat roof. Take the cover of your shoe-box. 
Cut off all its rims except at one end, a third of the 
way around. This end is the roof. Cut it off with 
rims and fit it down over the building. Paste it in 
place. 

The floors of the apartment are made by pasting 
the rest of the cover into the inside of the box, hori- 
zontally. Cut the remaining part of the cover in 
half. Fit each section into the box where the floors 
should be. Glue the edges that are fitted into the 
box. Let them dry thoroughly. Then, you may 
furnish the interior with boxcraft furniture such as 
is used in arranging Hotel Bandbox. 

Penny dolls and Noah's Ark ladies will surely take 
up light housekeeping there, if their husbands ap- 
prove. In the picture, you will see the janitor, Mr. 
Jinks. The Noah's Ark ladies have come to look at 
the rooms. 

There is a fine apartment "To Let" in Shoe-box Flat — 
But those who wish to rent it may not own a dog or cat! 
When Mrs. Noah came there, the Janitor said, "No! 
We cannot take your animals! We cannot have you — go!" 



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Bcxville Apartment House. This is made from a 
large shoe-box. Its roof is the end of the 
cover. 




Here is furniture for the Apartment House and for Bandbox Hotel. 




A Boxville Residence which is made from a deep letter-paper box and 

its cover. 




The Garage is made from a deep square letter-paper box. The cover of 
the box is its roof. 



A BOXVILLE RESIDENCE 

Material Required for Making a Boxville Resi- 
dence: a deep, square letter-paper box with its cover, 
the cover of a flat letter-paper box about ten inches 
long, the cover of a drawer-like pill-box, some glacine 
or waxed paper, some artificial flowers, lace-paper 
cut from candy boxes, and some box rims. 

See what a darling little house I have made for a 
Boxville Residence! The husband of Mrs. Doll, 
who owns the house, goes in his motor car to Boxville 
Station every morning. He commutes to Boxtown. 
You can see Mrs. Doll and her sister in the picture. 
Mr. Doll has gone to Boxtown, but in the picture 
of the garage that goes with the Boxville Residence 
you will see Mr. Doll's motor and the chauffeur. 
Don't you think it would be fun to make a Boxville 
Residence like mine? I will tell you how to do it. 

First, of course, you will have to hunt for a deep, 
square letter-paper box, and the other materials that 
are needed to use in building. When you have found 

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your box, turn it over so that it stands upside-down. 
Take off the cover. That will be the roof, but you are 
not ready yet to put the roof on to the building. 

Upon two opposite sides of the box, mark off two 
window spaces. (For windows, see Diagram One, 
A, page 166.) Each window space measured off, with 
help of ruler and pencil, must be an inch and a half 
square. Have the bases of the windows, as well as 
their tops, made a uniform distance from the base 
of the box building. Each window should be an 
equal distance from the corner of the box nearest it. 

When the two sides of the box are marked out with 
window spaces, you can begin upon the front of the 
house. Draw a door space about four inches high 
and two inches broad, and let it come an inch from 
the right-hand side of the box building that faces 
you. (For front door, see Diagram Two, C, page 
167.) Let the base of your door space come on the 
very outer rim of the front of the box. When you 
have outlined the door, draw a square in its upper 
part to indicate where the plate-glass window is to 
be in the door. Cut the top line of your door and 
down its right side. Then cut out the square you 
made for the window in it. There, the door will 

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open and close, you see, when you bend it on the side 
where the hinge should be! Waxed paper pasted 
in a square under the window opening will make 
the glass window. Lace-paper makes curtains. A 
round-headed paper-fastener with its prongs pushed 
through the cardboard door and bent to one side will 
make a door-knob with a latch. By turning the knob 
you can open or fasten the front door tight. 

After the door is finished, draw a window space 
half-way between the door and the corner of the 
building on the front of the house. Now, you can 
begin to cut out all the windows. Cut each one 
evenly, and paste a square of waxed paper or glacine 
paper back of each, inside the box, to make window- 
glass. You can outline the window-frames on the 
outside, using black ink or paint. 

Doesn't the box begin to look like a real house? 
Yes! But it has no roof yet! Where is the cover of 
your box? Slip it down over the building. There 
you are! The cover of a small drawer-like pill-box 
will make a fine chimney. Glue it on end to the top 
of the roof at the center. 

Where is the flat letter-box cover? That is to be 
the porch. Place it on the floor or table, and then 

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brush the rims of the box that is your Boxville Resi- 
dence with paste or glue so that it will stand well 
back upon this veranda. Be careful not to have any 
paste under the door. See, there is the front porch. 
The veranda railing is just a box rim cut from a box 
and pasted to the edge of the veranda on the cover 
of the letter-paper box. 

If you wish to have a step up to the front porch, a 
small box or its cover will make this. 

My Boxville Residence has a garden. Mrs. Doll 
is very fond of gardens, and so is Mr. Doll also. I 
made the garden from a wreath of flowers that was 
on an old summer hat. I made an arbor. It was easy 
to make that. The arbor is cut from a candy box. 
It is just half the rim. I stood it up on its ends and 
trimmed it with the flowers. Of course, if you play 
out-of-doors with your Boxville Residence, you can 
have real flowers to play with. You can lay out walks 
with pebbles and gravel when you do not play in the 
house. I made a fountain or a pool for the garden 
from a hand-glass. At almost any penny store you 
can buy a little round mirror that will make a garden 
pool. You can make a sun-dial also. It is a spool 
with a pill-box placed over one end of it. You will 

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have to mark off the face of the sun-dial with pencil. 
Don't you think that this makes a comfortable home 
for a Boxville resident? I do. I almost wish I were 
a little doll, so that I might open the front door and 
begin furnishing the inside of the house with box 
furniture and spools. 

'Mid pleasures and palaces where'er you may roam, 
There is no place like Boxville for a little doll's home! 
A charm from the fairies seems magic play there, 
Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met elsewhere. 



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THE BOXVILLE GARAGE OR STABLE 

Material Required to Make a Boxville Garage 
or Stable: one deep letter-paper box with its cover. 

Here is a toy garage. It belongs to the residence 
of Mr. Doll of Boxville. Would you like to make 
a garage like it? 

The box you will need to use for making a garage 
must be deep and square. Place it upon the table 
standing upon its rims. Then, the bottom of the box 
will become the top of your building, and you may 
place the cover over this and glue it to make a flat 
roof. 

Upon the front of your box, draw a large square 
four inches in size. Let the base of this square come 
upon the outer rim of the box. The square is to be 
the large double door of the garage. (To cut the 
door, see Diagram Two, B, page 167.) Cut the top 
line. Cut the base line. From top to base line cut 

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another line dividing the doorway into halves to form 
the doors. 

The doors will fold outward when you have 
finished cutting them. Paint them green, if you wish. 

On each side of your box, you may draw a window 
with blinds. The window should be two inches 
square, and should be placed in the center of each 
side. Draw a line vertically from top to base of the 
window space to make the divisions for the blinds. 
This line should divide the window space evenly into 
halves. (To cut window with blinds, see Diagram 
One, B, page 166.) Cut across the top of each window 
you have marked out. Cut down its center line, and 
cut its base line. Press the cardboard outward against 
the sides of the little building to make blinds. Color 
the blinds to match the door. 

There! The garage is finished. Wind up your 
toy automobile, and let us see how nicely it runs right 
through the doorway! 

Here is Boxville Garage — just the very toy 

For an automobile owned by a small boy! 

Takes a half a second just to cut a door 

And two little windows. There is nothing more! 

Anyone can make it, for the garage here 

Is a box of cardboard. Isn't it just dear! 

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MAKING A BOXVILLE GARDEN 

Material Required to Make a Greenhouse: the 
half of some deep box from five to seven inches long 
and about five inches deep (the half of a box such as 
is usually to be found at a hardware store), about 
twelve square inches of cardboard from which to ci 
a roof, and a sheet of waxed sandwich paper. 

Material Required to Make a Pergola: half of a 
ordinary white shoe-box, and a strip of cardboar 
about thirteen inches long and seven inches wide. 

Material Required to Make the Garden Itsel 
artificial flowers, some spools for flower-stands, sam 
paper for roadway and gravel walks, a penny mirror 
for a sunken-garden pool, boxes for benches, green 
crape paper for grass, a long box to make a hedge, 
moss, pebbles, shells, and pretty twigs from out-of- 
doors. 

It is such fun to play in a garden that I made one 
for Boxville. It belongs to Mr. Penny Doll's resi- 

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dence. It has a pergola and a greenhouse, a sunken 
pool, flower-stands, gravel walks, benches, and every- 
thing that a garden should have. 

Green crape paper placed upon the floor will make 
the garden lawn. Sandpaper cut in strips and laid 
upon it forms the garden paths. A roadway may be 
made from sandpaper too. If you have none, ordinary 
brown paper will answer. A long box covered over 
with green crape paper looks just like a garden hedge. 
The paper should be pasted over the sides of the box 
quite flat. Garden stands are made by gilding spools 
and then poking into each spool, as it stands upright, 
some artificial flowers. 

Greenhouse for the garden is made from the deep 
half of some box about seven inches long and five 
inches deep. If you like, your greenhouse may be 
made smaller, but this size is an easy one to handle. 

The box itself forms the greenhouse building. Its 
roof is of bent cardboard, and the glass in it is waxed 
sandwich paper. 

Shall I tell you how to make the greenhouse so that 
you may make one like it? First, take the half of 
the box you intend to use and place it upon its rims, 
open at base. 

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Next, one inch above the base, on each corner make 
a pencil dot. 

Cut the top off the rims of your box. 

On each end rim, at center, make a pencil dot to 
indicate the middle top of each box end. (Leave 
sides without marks.) 

From the center top point on each end cut down 
diagonally to right and left, to form the peaked part 
of the building under the roof. (See Diagram Three, 
CC, page 170.) 

Then, cut the long sides of the box to meet these, 
lengthwise. Remove the cardboard at the top of 
each long side. 

Now, in the point at one end of the lower half of 
the greenhouse building, cut out windows. Cut them 
to fit your box building. (See Diagram One, A, 
page 166, for windows.) Back of each, paste some 
transparent waxed sandwich paper. If you like, 
cut a triangular window in the point of the building 
which is to be under the roof. 

Between the lower two windows, cut a door to 
fit — one inch wide and two inches high should be a 
good size. (For cutting a door, see Diagram Two, 
A, page 167.) 

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You may make the roof two inches longer and four 
inches wider than the size of the base of your box. 
Cut this roof from your cardboard. Fold it through 
the center of its long sides to make a gable roof. (See 
Diagram Three, C, page 170.) 

In each side of this roof, cut out windows. Paste 
back of their openings some waxed sandwich paper. 

Glue the roof to the lower half of the building. 

Any small boxes that you have will form flower- 
boxes when filled with small artificial flowers. They 
may go into the greenhouse. 

To make the pergola, you will need the lower half 
of a white shoe-box. Take the box and stand it upon 
its rims, base at top, opening below. 

Cut out the cardboard that was the bottom of the 
box, leaving a narrow rim around this between cor- 
ners on the side that was this box bottom. 

Then, cut off each end of the box, leaving the 
margin around corners and top rim like this first cut- 
ting in the box. 

In the two long rims of the box cut pillars on each 
side. (See Diagram Seven, page 181.) 

Cut two long cardboard strips from some Bristol- 
board — each two inches longer than the length of 

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your box. Glue one strip each over the top of the 
pergola, lengthwise, over the long sides of the box. 

Cut five inch-wide strips of cardboard two inches 
longer than the width of your box, and glue each 
across the opening made by cutting the top from the 
pergola box. Each strip should be evenly crossed 
between opposite pillars. 

If you have any pretty artificial flowers left from 
your garden and greenhouse, twine them around the 
pillars of your finished pergola. 

I have a gardener for my garden. His name is Karl 
Shepherd. He came to me in a box of toy lambs that 
I bought at the ten-cent store. I called him Karl 
because he looked so German. Perhaps, among your 
playthings, you have a little figure like him. Look 
and see. I am sure you will find a gardener. 

Here's the little Boxville Garden, 

Just as cunning as can be; 
Bring your scissors and the paste jar! 

It is made with boxes — see! 

There shall be a pretty greenhouse / 

There shall be an arbor, too; 
Paths and flower-beds we'll lay out— 

Oh, there will be fun for you! 

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Boxville Greenhouse is cut from the half of a deep box such as hardware 
merchants use on their shelves. It has a roof made from cardboard. 
The glass is waxed paper. 



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The Pergola is made from the lower half of a white shoe-box. Strips of 
white cardboard are glued across the top. 



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The Boat-house or Yacht Club is made from the half of a deep box 
about eight inches long. Its roof and floor are shoe-box covers. 
The flagstaff is a pencil. 




Boxcraft Houseboat is made from the lower half of a plain shoe-box. 
Two shoe-box covers make the rest of the boat. 



BOXVILLE BOAT-HOUSE OR YACHT CLUB 

Material Required to Make a Boxville Boat- 
house: the lower half of a deep box about six inches 
long, and also two shoe-box covers. 

Boxville Boat-house is made from an oblong box 
about two-thirds the size of a shoe-box. Its wharf is 
a shoe-box cover, and its roof is another shoe-box 
cover. 

If you wish to cut a lake from a sheet of silver 
paper, the boat-house or yacht club is the very thing 
for this play. Any water toys, such as swans, ducks, 
fish, or frogs, may swim on Silver Paper Lake, and 
from your yacht club, parties of fishermen may angle 
for magnetized fish. The boat-house may be a part 
of the summer attractions of Hotel Bandbox in season. 

To make a boat-house building, you will first need 
to turn your box over upon its rims so that its bottom 
becomes its top. 

Draw a three-inch square on one short end of your 
box. Let its base come to the extreme edge of the 

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box rim. This square is to be the door you see in 
the picture. Draw a vertical line down the center 
of this square. This gives two doors for the doorway. 
(To cut double door, see Diagram Two, B } page 
167.) Cut across the top line and down the center to 
the outer rim. Bend outward the two halves of the 
doorway. 

The boat-house is to have windows, and each win- 
dow is to have an awning over it. To make windows 
with awnings, first draw on each long side of your 
box, two one-inch squares. Each square should be 
drawn about an inch and a half from a corner of the 
box. Each square should be half-way between top 
and bottom of the building. (For windows with awn- 
ings, see Diagram One, C, page 166.) Cut down both 
side lines and across the base line. Bend the cut card- 
board outward and upward to form an awning. Color 
this awning with red stripes, using your crayons or 
water-color paints. 

When all windows are cut, then you may place 
your little building at the rear of the shoe-box cover 
which forms the wharf. 

Over the top of your building, fit another shoe-box 
cover to form a projecting roof over the wharf. 

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A long pencil will be a fine flagstaff. Run its 
point through the front of the boat-house roof, and 
glue to the top of the pencil a triangular piece of 
colored paper to make the pennant. 

My little Boxville people 

Have a club-house where they go 
When they want to do some fishing, 
Or they want to take a row. 

It stands beside a paper lake, 

Upon my play-room floor; 
It has some pretty awnings, 

And a dock, beside a door! 

Upon the lake float water toys. 

I put moss by the shore 
And pebbles: they make splendid rocks! 

Some day I'll find some more! 



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THE HOUSEBOAT "BOXCRAFT" 

Material Required to Make a Houseboat: the 

covers of two large shoe-boxes, and the lower half of 
a child's shoe-box. 

Here is a jolly houseboat, the very thing to sail on 
Silver Paper Lake. Little dolls may spend their 
vacation upon it. Would you like to make a house- 
boat to play with? It is not difficult. 

First, take the two shoe-box covers and glue them 
top to top. Place them on the floor flat. There is the 
lower half of the houseboat. 

Upon both long sides of your small shoe-box, draw 
three one-inch squares, keeping the two at either end 
of the same side equally distant from the nearest 
corner of the box, and making the third window on 
each side half-way between them. (To cut windows 
with awnings, see Diagram One, C, page 166.) Cut 
the window squares at both sides and along their base 
lines. Bend the cardboard outward and upward to 
make the awnings. Color these with red stripes, 
using either chalks or water-color paints. 

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On the front and rear ends of the houseboat, you 
will need a door and window. Make an upright 
oblong space for the door. Mark it out with pencil 
about three inches high from the rim of the box. 
Make a window beside each door. (To cut door 
space, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) Cut top line 
and down one side. Bend the door outward on the 
third side as if it were on a hinge. 

A flagstaff for the houseboat is made by pressing 
the point of a long pencil down through the top of 
the houseboat in front. A paper pennant may be 
glued to the side of the pencil. 

A piece of string will make a tow-line for the 
houseboat. Fasten it to any little donkey or toy horse 
you have, and start penny dolls on a voyage around 
the play-room floor. The houseboat, of course, is not 
meant to sail upon dangerous water. It might be 
safely anchored on the shore of Mirror Lake or Silver 
Paper Lake. 

I built a little houseboat with some windows and a door, 
And I made an inland voyage all around the play-room floor! 
At last I moored my houseboat beside my little chair: 
There was a carpet hassock that was an island there. 



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CAMP BOX ON MIRROR LAKE 

Material Required to Make Camp Box: a yard 
or two of green crape paper for grass and foliage of 
trees, two or three clothes-pins to make tree-trunks, 
a sheet of silver paper or a cheap ten-cent mirror to 
form a "lake," the halves of shallow letter-paper 
boxes to make tents, and any pebbles, moss, or shells 
you have among your treasures. 

It is great fun to make a Mirror Lake Camp — 
almost as much fun as being in a real camp! Mirror 
Lake Camp may be made on the play-room floor. 

First, if you have some green crape paper, lay it 
flat on the floor. This is the grass. 

Next, if you have some silver paper, cut out a circle 
of it, and paste it to the crape paper to form a lake. 
Instead of the silver paper, you may substitute a 
cheap mirror. Place this under the crape paper and 
cut out a circle above it. 

You will need a grove of trees near the shore of 

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Camp Box on Mirror Lake. Its tents are made from the halves of shallow 
boxes. Trees are made of clothespins. 




The Boxville Gipsy Cart is made from a correspondence-card box. 



CAMP BOX ON MIRROR LAKE 

your lake. These trees are made by standing some 
clothes-pins on end with forks in the air. Cut some 
green paper and press it in between the forks. It 
makes the foliage of trees. 

The tents are made from the half of a shallow white 
box like a letter-paper box. To make a tent, cut 
through each long side rim of your box as far as the 
top or bottom of the cover, as the case may be. Bend 
the box downward to each side of this cutting, making 
a tent roof, slanting to each side downward. (For 
cutting a tent, see Diagram Three, E, page 171.) 

You may have as many tents in your camp as you 
like. Perhaps your tin soldiers might like an encamp- 
ment on the shores of Mirror Lake. Small oblong 
box covers will make smaller tents for these. When 
it is summer, maybe it would be nice, on some warm, 
sunny day, to take the tents outdoors under the trees 
on the lawn and make a really true camp on the really 
true grass, with real growing things for trees in a 
woods. Perhaps so! 

Cut bits of twigs and use these for trees. Pebbles 
will help to make a rocky shore for a real water lake 
that is a shallow pie-plate filled with water. Its sides 
should be covered with moss or short grass. Of 

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course, after playing out-of- ^ors with the camp 
buildings, you will have to pic, hem up, when play- 
time is over, for the cardboard i ts will be spoiled if 
you let them stay out over night. I know it because 
I tried it I I had a really darling little doll and I let 
her stay out in a tent after my play was finished. It 
rained in the night and she was all spoiled — and I 
had to make a new tent, too. I think you'll like to 
know about this so you won't try it. It really is bet- 
ter to pick up after play, I think! 

I made a grove of clothes-pin trees, 
And had a splendid time with these! 
My china rabbits ran in play 
Beneath the trees the whole long day! 

I made some little camp tents, too — 
It was a jolly thing to do! 
Some penny dolls a picnic laid 
Beneath the green crape-paper shade. 



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THE GIPSY CART OF BOXVILLE HIGH- 
WAY 

Material Required to Make a Toy Gipsy Cart: 
a deep oblong box such as correspondence cards are 
packed in, also five square inches of cardboard, four 
round-headed paper-fasteners, and two small boxes. 

Do you think it would be fun to make a gipsy 
wagon like the one in the picture? It is a very simple 
thing to make. 

First, find a box such as correspondence cards come 
in from the stationery store. Take its high cover off, 
and cut from the lower part of the box almost all of 
the deep inner rim, leaving only about a half-inch 
of it all around. Put the cover back over this, and 
glue the two parts of the box together. The box is 
to be the gipsy wagon now. A door will need to be 
cut at one end of the box, and windows will need to be 
made on the sides of the box rim. 

Turn the box over so that its base becomes the top 

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of your wagon. Make the outline of a door with 
pencil on one end of the box. To make it, mark off 
an upright oblong space an inch wide and two inches 
and a half high. Have its base come at the very 
edge of box rim. (To cut door, see Diagram Two, 
A, page 167.) Cut one side line from the base of 
the box up to the top line, and cut along the top 
line of the upright figure you have drawn. Bend 
the cardboard outward to make a little door. See, it 
will open or close as you bend it. 

Next, make the windows on the sides of the cart. 
You may make these with or without shutters. If 
you make them without shutters, you will only need 
to cut two one-inch squares in each side of your box. 
Each should be evenly distant from a corner. (To cut 
plain windows, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) 

If, however, you wish to have shutters on the 
windows of your wagon, cut these squares at top and 
base. Then cut a line through each center, vertically, 
from top to base. This gives you the shutters. Press 
them back against the outside of the cart. (For 
making blinds, see Diagram One, B, page 166.) 

Window-shutters and door may be painted. Dry 
them while you make wheels for the cart. Color 

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them with water-color paints. Make them green or 
red. 

The wheels are circles cut from stiff cardboard. 
Find your compass to help draw them round. If you 
have no compass, use the outline of a small round 
saucer about two inches and a half in diameter to 
guide you in drawing the four wheels in outline. 
Draw a hub and spokes on each, if you like. 

When you have drawn them, cut each out, and 
press through the axle of each one a round-headed 
paper-fastener. Bend its prongs to either side after 
you have pressed the wheel into place on the cart. 
The wheels may be glued, if you have no paper- 
fasteners to use for making axles. 

Your cart will need a seat for the driver. This is 
made from the lower half of a small, narrow box 
about two inches in length. Cut off the short end 
rims, and glue one long rim to your wagon in front, 
so that it makes the dashboard and floor of the front 
of the cart under the seat. Paste a small pill-box on 
this to make the seat itself. 

At the rear of your cart, you may make some steps 
by folding a strip of box rim twice and fastening it 
under the door with mucilage. 

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Shafts for the cart are two narrow strips of card- 
board pasted to the forward part of the wagon. 

There! The gipsy cart is finished. Penny dolls 
or tumble toys will be the gipsies. 

Here come the gipsies a-jogging up the road! 
They're going up to Boxville. The horse has quite a load! 
Good fortune's coming to you, and it isn't far away: 
We're going with the penny dolls a-gipsying in play! 



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. THE SHEPHERD'S HUT AND THE 
SHEEPFOLD 

Material Required for Making the Shepherd's 
Hut: a yard or two of green crape paper, some cor- 
rugated cardboard, half a small square box about four 
^nches high, and, if you have it, silver paper to make 
a lake. 

Here in the picture you see the shepherd's cottage. 
T had a little flock of white woolly lambs given me. 
They came in a box, with a shepherd boy and his dog 
to tend them. 

One day, I decided to build a cottage for the shep- 
herd and make a sheepfold for his flock. You can 
make one for your toy lambs, too, and, if you like, I 
will tell you how to do it. 

First, lay some green crape paper upon the floor 
to make grass. There must be grass, you know. Of 
course, if you have no green crape paper, you will 
need to pretend that the carpet of the floor is grass. 

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Perhaps it will answer just as well. But, if you have 
the paper, you can make a hill or two behind the 
place where you intend to build. It is made by put- 
ting some blocks or books under the paper. 

Next, I made a long fence by cutting some cor- 
rugated cardboard into long strips. Three rows made 
the width of this long fence. After you have cut 
your fence, stand it upon its rim. By bending the 
strip at one end, you can make a gate. The fence is 
made of very heavy corrugated cardboard, such as 
comes wrapped around very heavy things. There is 
a lighter kind that you may also use. From this kind, 
I made my sheep-pen. It came wrapped around a 
snlall glass jar. 

To make the sheep-pen, cut a long strip of the 
corrugated cardboard. Cut it crosswise instead of 
lengthwise, and slip through each undulation in the 
cardboard the end of a toothpick. This gives the 
effect of a picket fence. 

The shepherd's hut is made from the lower half 
of a deep box. Its roof is a piece of corrugated 
cardboard cut long and bent through the middle 
downward. 

To make the house, turn your box over so that the 

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bottom becomes the top and the box rests upon its 
rims. 

Measure the size of its ends, and cut two triangular 
pieces of cardboard to fit over them and form gables. 
Glue each to an end of the house. (For cutting 
triangular roof supports, see Diagram Three, BB, 
page 169.) 

Cut a door and a window in the front of your house. 
Both must first be outlined on the box in pencil. 
Mark the door an inch wide and two inches high, an 
oblong with base at the edge of the box rim. (For 
door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) Cut the top 
line and down one long side. Bend the door outward 
as if it were on a hinge. One-inch squares may be 
cut in the box rim to make windows. (For cutting a 
window, see Diagram One, A, page 166.) Cut the 
square on all four sides. 

Place a window under the roof in the point of the 
gable, if you like. 

The roof of the cottage is made by measuring, first, 
the size of the building you wish to cover. Measure 
this on your corrugated cardboard, and add three 
inches to its length and breadth. Fold the corrugated 
cardboard together to make a pointed roof. (See 

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Diagram Three, C, page 170.) Glue this to the build- 
ing, and the little shepherd's hut is finished. 

You may make a landscape of mountains behind it, 
where the sheep may go to graze. These are blocks 
or boxes covered with crape paper. Do not use glue 
or paste in doing this. The paper is merely folded 
over them. 

A pretty stream may be made from an irregularly 
cut strip of silver paper. The woolly sheep love to 
drink at a stream, I am sure. You can see the lake 
I made for my landscape. It was a mirror. A rocky 
ledge on the mountain-side or by the lake is made 
with pretty pebbles such as you may find in the 
country. 

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow; 
A little shepherd guarded it in sheepfold, don't you know! 
It didn't go to Boxville School, it grazed about in play 
Upon the green crape-paper field that Mary made one day. 



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Sheepfold and Shepherd's Cote. Corrugated cardhoard is used for roof 

and fences. 




The Bridge over Mirror Lake. It is made from a long shallow box with 

a cover. 



BUILDING A BOX BRIDGE 

Material Required to Make a Box Bridge: a 
long cardboard box with cover, a strip of cardboard 
about ten inches long. 

When you look at the picture of Box Bridge, you 
will easily see, I think, how it is made. It may be 
used in many ways for play. Your toy railway system 
may have a bridge as well as a freight station and 
tunnel. A box bridge may connect opposite shores 
of Silver Paper Lake, and the delivery wagon from 
Boxville's General Store may jog happily over the 
bridge to deliver goods at Boxville Cottage. Guests 
from Hotel Bandbox may fish from the bridge. I 
am sure you will find many other things to play with 
it, so I will tell you how to make one, even though 
it does seem as if you might almost make one without 
directions! 

Take the box that you wish to use for a bridge. 
Remove its cover. 

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Turn the lower half of the box over so that the 
bottom of the box becomes top. Cut a semicircular 
piece from each long rim. This makes the long arch 
of the bridge. (See Diagram Four, A, page 173.) 

Next, take the box cover and turn it so that its top 
is next to the top of the bridge. The lengthwise rims 
of the box will be a railing for the roadway over it. 
Cut each end rim at the corner, and let these end rims 
be pasted each to a strip of cardboard cut to fit the 
width of the box, and join the bridge roadway to the 
road along the floor where you are playing. Each 
strip of cardboard glued to an end of the bridge may 
be about five inches long. 

If you wish to make more than one bridge, you 
may easily do so. The shape of your box, whether 
deep or shallow, will make a different kind of bridge. 
The landscape of your Boxville may be as full of 
silver paper streams and foot-bridges, railway 
bridges, covered bridges, toll-bridges, as you please! 

London Bridge may fall down, 

But my Box Bridge stands true! 
I'd rather own a Boxville Bridge 

That stands up — wouldn't you? 



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BUILDING A TOY WINDMILL 

Material Required for Making a Windmill: a 
box made with curved sides about five inches deep, 
a half-sheet of cardboard, and a long pencil. 

From any deep box with round sides, you may 
make a windmill. You will not need the cover of 
the box. Remove it, and turn the lower half of the 
box over to stand upon its upper rim so that its top 
becomes its base. 

Cut a small door about an inch high in the edge 
of the lower box rim, just, as you see it in the picture 
of my box windmill. 

On its rim, farther up, cut a narrow window. A 
half-inch square cut out in the box rim will make this. 

The roof of the windmill is round and pointed. It 
is to be made from cardboard. To make it, take your 
compass and draw a circle twice the size of the round 
base of your box — or about that. Cut this circle out 
of the cardboard, and from it remove a quarter piece 

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like a large slice cut from a pie. (See Diagram 
Three, D, page 171.) 

Next, lap one edge of your three-quarter circle 
over its opposite side. Glue it so. This gives the 
round, pointed roof. Paint it, if you wish, with your 
paints. Color it bright red or brown. 

Sails for windmill need to be cut from a paper 
pattern. This pattern must be made from soft paper 
that may be folded easily. Pad paper will answer. 
Cut a square of pad paper that is half the height of 
your windmill. Fold this square together to make 
halves — then again to make quarter-sections. Cut in 
the folded quarter-section the figure shown for shap- 
ing windmill sails. (See Diagram Five, Z f page 
174.) Then unfold your paper, and, placing it upon 
cardboard, outline all around its edge with pencil. 
Then, cut the outline out. This is the sail piece for 
your windmill. (For shape of pattern for windmill 
sails, see Diagram Five, ZZ.) 

Make a hole through its center. Press through it 
the point of a long pencil. 

Make two holes in your box, near the top, below 
the roof — one hole exactly opposite the other. Run 
the pencil point through these holes. There! The 
sails are in place! 

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The Windmill is made from a round box. 

cardboard. 



Its roof and sails are 




The Boxville Barn and Farmyard. The roof of the barn is made of two 
shoe-box covers. The fence for the Barnyard is made of a box rim. 



BUILDING A TOY WINDMILL 

Where is your toy cart? Shall it go cantering over 
Box Bridge to the mill with some corn from Boxville 
Farm? What a windy day it must be when the wind- 
mill sails turn so fast! 

I built a little windmill, 

Its sails went round an' round ; 
The miller was a tumble toy, 

The mill, a box I found. 

The roof is made of paper, 

The sails are paper, too: 
It is easy work to make one, 

And it's lots of fun to do! 



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BOXVILLE BARN AND FARMYARD 

Material Required to Make a Barn and Farm- 
yard: the lower half of a large shoe-box and two 
shoe-box covers that fit it, a ten-inch square of card- 
board, and the rims cut from a shallow box. 

Farms are such very interesting places that I am 
sure you will enjoy knowing how to make one with 
a big barn and a farmyard where your toy animals 
may be kept. 

You may easily make a barn like the one in the 
picture. You will need to have a shoe-box to make 
the building. Two shoe-box covers make its gabled 
roof. Some cardboard is needed from which to cut 
supports for the roof. 

Begin by turning your box over upon its rim so 
that its top becomes the base of the barn. 

In one end of the barn, cut a double door. To make 
this, nrsl^wsark a three-inch square upon an end of 
your box. Draw a line down its center, vertically. 

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(For double door, see Diagram Two, B } page 167.) 
Cut the top line and down the center line. The base 
of your door should be at the edge of the box rim. 
The two sections cut in the cardboard make the doors. 
Press each outward. 

Next, you will need to make the two triangular 
supports for the box-cover roof. These supports must 
be cut from cardboard, and each must be the width 
of an end of your box, and be made as high as your 
box is wide. (For cutting these supports for a gabled 
roof, see Diagram Three, BB } page 169.) Glue one 
to each end of your box, at the upper part. 

The roof is made from your two box covers lapped 
one rim under the other, lengthwise, to form a gabled 
roof shape. The upper part is glued rim under rim. 
(See Diagram Three, B.) Let the roof dry, and then 
slip it over the triangular supports pasted at each end 
of the box building to hold the roof in place. 

Cut a little weather-vane from a strip of cardboard, 
if you like, and paste it to the front of the barn roof. 

The farmyard is made from box rims cut from any 
shallow cardboard box you have. The box rims 
stand if you cut them with corners. They make a 
good enclosure. 

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A small box, placed on end, will make a shed. 
The cover of a small box will make a drinking- 
trough. Little boxes make chicken-coops. 

Mrs. Tumble Toy lives on my farm. You see her 
in the picture. Her husband's name is Bill. He is 
chasing the pig. You can see him, too. 

Have you some toys that would like to live on your 
farm? 

Cock-a-doodle-doo ! 
Just run and fetch some glue, 
Some scissors, and a shoe-box: 
We'll make a farm for you! 

Cock-a-doodle-doo ! 
When all the work is through, 
We'll have a little farmyard 
With a fence around it, too! 



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BOX BROTHERS' ANIMAL SHOW 

Material Required to Make an Animal Show: 

small boxes of all shapes and sizes, spools, and candy- 
box favors, a round bandbox cover to make a circus 
ring. 

The cover of a round bandbox will make a splendid 
circus ring. Any small boxes and spools you may 
have can be the benches for your trained animals to 
perform upon. A really good circus may be made 
with Noah's Ark animals, or with the candy-box 
favors that come to one at Christmas and other holi- 
day times. 

Shall I tell you how I made my circus? You can 
make one like it. 

First of all, I collected animals. At a small candy 
shop, I found a polar bear, a rhinoceros, a fox, and a 
pig. Each came with a loose head, because the 
animals were supposed to be filled with candy, but I 
glued the heads on tight. I bought these animals 
because they were so cheap. 

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They could stand upon spools to make acts for the 
circus ring. I painted each spool red, and pasted 
over its hole a disk of colored cardboard. 

From round box covers I made pyramids, and from 
square ones I cut benches. (To cut bench for animal 
show, see Diagram Six, A, page 175.) Cut a leg 
at each corner of the box-cover's rim. Remove the 
cardboard from between cuttings. 

Swartzenheimer and Mulligan were my animal 
trainers. Each came to me as a dinner favor. They 
were both little figures of toy men that stood upon a 
cake of sweet chocolate. You can easily see what a 
splendid clown Mulligan made. 

The animals performed all kinds of tricks. They 
could stand upon each other's backs. I had two or 
three tumble toys, besides. They performed splen- 
didly. 

I am sure you will have a good time making a 
circus. It is ever and ever so much fun, I think. 
You can use any animals that you happen to have 
among your playthings. 

At some toy shops, you will find celluloid animals. 
At Japanese shops, you will find cotton animals. 
In your own Noah's Ark there will be wooden ani- 

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This is Box Brothers' Circus. It is made from the lower part of a round 

white bandbox. 




A view taken inside the Circus Grounds. The walls are corrugated card- 
board. The cages are boxes with covers ; and the booth is the lower 
half of a candy box. 



BOX BROTHERS' ANIMAL SHOW 

mals and your Boxville people — tumble toys, jointed 
dolls, Halloween figures, and favors will form the 
trainers and performers for the "Show." 

Wild animals and domestic animals may be bought 
at candy stores as favors. They also come in boxes at 
the shops where toys are found. These animals should 
be small — never over four or five inches in length. 

My animals are very good : 

They do their tricks just as they should! 

When I have trained them all, you'll see 

What a fine show this one will be! 

I'm making benches for it now, 

And, if you like, I'll tell you how. 



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CIRCUS TENT AND CIRCUS GROUNDS 

Material Required to Make a Circus Tent: a 

round bandbox and a sheet of cardboard. 

Material Required to Make Circus Cages: three 
or four hardware boxes from three to five inches long. 
A booth may be made from half of a flat letter-paper 
box. Some cotton mosquito-netting will be the cage 
bars. 

A circus tent is a very easy thing to make. It needs 
nothing but a sheet of cardboard and the lower half 
of a round bandbox to make it. The lower half of the 
bandbox must be turned over to stand upon its rims. 
This forms the sides of the circus tent. The roof is 
cut from a large circle of cardboard. 

First, arrange the box to make sides for the tent. 
Then, cut the roof. 

In the edge of the bandbox rim, cut out a piece of 
cardboard the shape of tent canvas looped back to 
make an entrance. Draw some folds upon this with 

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blue pencil. If you prefer, use your water-color 
paints instead. 

When this is done, glue across the top of your band- 
box some strips of string to form tent ropes. The 
roof of the tent, round and pointed, may next be 
made. 

Take a large sheet of cardboard and draw upon it 
a circle that is half again as large around as the base 
of your bandbox. Cut this out. Cut from the circle 
a quarter piece like the slice of a pie. (See Diagram 
Three, D } page 171.) Lap the cut sides of this 
three-quarter circle, and glue together to make a 
pointed roof like that of a circus tent. When the 
roof is dry, slip it upon the top of the hat-box, and 
your circus tent is done. 

If you find some corrugated cardboard, it may be 
slightly curled and pressed so that it will stand on its 
rim, to make a board fence for the circus enclosure. 
Of course, you must have a fence 1 Of course! 

Hardware boxes that come with covers double and 
close telescope fashion make very good circus cages. 
To make these cages, you will need to cut top and 
bottom from the boxes, leaving rims only. You may, 
if you wish, keep a very narrow margin of rim around 

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the top and bottom cutting of your box. Paste strips 
of coarse netting, like cotton mosquito netting, over 
each opening of the box. It should be glued inside 
the box from side to side. This makes bars for the 
cages. (For cutting a box to make a cage, see Dia- 
gram Eight, page 182.) 

Wheels may be added to the cages, so that the 
animals may go out on parade. The wheels are 
small circles cut from cardboard. There should be 
four for each cage, of course. When they are cut out 
from the cardboard, fasten each through its center 
to the base of a cage by a round-headed paper-fas- 
tener. The prongs of the paper-fastener should be 
bent to right and left inside the covers of the box. 
This holds wheels firm. If you have no paper-fasten- 
ers, sew the wheels to your box with raffia, or glue 
them to your box. 

A booth for the circus grounds may be made from 
a box about three or four inches in size. Stand the 
box on its long side. Cut in its back an awning. The 
awning is made first by drawing an oblong space upon 
the back of the box, cutting this outline down at each 
side line and across its base. The cardboard is then 
pressed outward and upward to make the awning. 

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(See Diagram One, C, page 166, for cutting awning.) 
Color the awning with red stripes. 

Side-show tents for circus grounds are made like 
the tents of Camp Box. (See Diagram Three, E, 
page 171, for cutting the rim of a shallow box and 
bending it to make a tent.) 

All toy figures that you can muster — tumble toys, 
wooden dolls, penny dolls, Noah's Ark ladies, shep- 
herds and shepherdesses, should go to Box Brothers' 
Circus on the play-room floor. If you look among 
your toys, you will find animals for the circus, I 
know. They may even be animals cut from old 
magazine pictures. 

One day I made a circus 

(A bandbox was the tent), 
I advertised in Boxville, 

But it didn't cost a cent! 

The penny dolls of Boxville 

Turned out on Circus Day! 
I made pretend sell peanuts, 

And I tell you, it was gay! 



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BOXTOWN ZOO GARDEN 

Material Required to Make a Boxtown Zoo: 

some shoe-boxes, their covers, strips of cardboard or 
toothpicks to make bars for cages. 

A zoo is really a splendid thing to make. You can 
cage all your wild animals — Noah's Ark animals, 
or whatever other ones you may happen to have. The 
cotton animals that are bought in Japanese stores, 
"three for five," are just right for zoo animals. You 
can buy chenille monkeys, one for a penny, at the toy 
shops. 

When you start to build your zoo, the cages will 
be made from boxes. Cut out a large square from 
each side of the rim. Toothpicks make bars for cages. 
They will need to be pressed down through the top 
of the box over openings you cut in the box rims. If 
you have no toothpicks, you may make bars for the 
cages by pasting very narrow strips of paper or card- 
board inside the box cages over the openings in the 

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This is Boxtown Zoo. Its cages are cut from shoe-boxes. Box rims are 
used to make enclosures for the animals. 




Boxtown's Hose House. It is made from a deep square box. The roof is 
the cover of another box. 



BOXTOWN ZOO GARDEN 

box rims. (For cutting a zoo cage, see Diagram 
Eight, page 182.) 

Dens for animals are boxes that have their covers 
taken off. These boxes must be turned over to stand 
on their upper rims. Doors are cut in the edge of 
box rims, as you see them in the picture. 

Rims cut from box covers make fences for en- 
closures. 

Little box covers make feeding-troughs. 

"Do not worry the animals!" This is the rule of 
all zoos. 

I have a lion, and a bear, 

I have a tiger, too! 
A monkey, and a "nelephant," 

And so I made a zoo! 

I put a tiger in a cage, 

An', if you're good to-day, 
I'll show you how I made it, 

For it's lots of fun to play. 



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BOXTOWN HOSE HOUSE 

Material Required for Making a Hose House: 

a box deep and square, about six or seven inches long, 
and the shallow square cover of some larger box. 

If you own a toy fire-engine or a hook and ladder, 
there is every reason why it should have a home. 
The engine-house that you see in the picture is made 
from a deep, square box. It is quickly made by cut- 
ting a square doorway in one side of the box rim 
and by adding a flat roof. 

Turn your box over so that it rests inverted upon 
its rims. Outline a three- or four-inch square on one 
end of your box. Its base must come at the edge of 
your cardboard box rim. 

Draw a line down the center of this square, ver- 
tically. Cut with scissors up this line and across the 
top line. This gives two doors, that should be pressed 
outward against the sides of your box. (See Diagram 
Two, B, page 167, for making the double doorway.) 

Place over the top of the box the cover of a larger 

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box, and the hose house will be finished. Why, it 
took you no time at all to do that, did it? Let's see 
how the toy engine looks inside its new building! 

I have a little engine, 

And it clangs across the floor 
Right into Boxville Hose House, 

Where they've opened wide its door. 



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HOW TO MAKE A WIGWAM 

Material Required to Make the Wigwam: half 
a round bandbox cover and a few small sticks or 
pencils. 

Why, of course, you may make an Indian wigwam! 
It will take about two minutes to make one like this 
one in the picture. With it, you may play all kinds 
of Indian plays. It will be ever such fun! You will 
need half an old bandbox cover to help make the 
wigwam. The cover must be a round one. 

One bandbox cover will make two wigwams. Cut 
the cover into halves. Take one of these and lap its 
edges to form a cone. Glue or sew these edges to- 
gether. 

Cut off the point of the cone. This makes the 
opening at top of the wigwam. 

In the rim of the bent bandbox cone, cut a flap, 
and bend this back against the outer side of the tent. 
Stand the tent up upon its broad base, and there will 

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The Indian Wigwam is cut from half of a round bandbox cover. 




This is Fort Box. It is made from a deep box and its cover. 



HOW TO MAKE A WIGWAM 

be its entrance. Small sticks or thin pencils may be 
thrust through the top to make tent sticks. Indian 
symbols may be painted on the sides of the tent. 

I had an Indian doll, Big Chief Ten Cent Store. 
He came in a canoe made of wood. I made a green 
woods for him out of crape paper, and he lived near 
a silver paper spring upon my play-room floor in his 
home. 

All the toy animals that I have played in the 
woods and Big Chief Ten Cent Store hunted them. 
There was a deer that came off our Christmas tree, 
and a whole family of china bunnies, and — and you 
just ought to see him on the trail of Noah's Ark 
animals! And — and you ought to see the lovely mats 
that are inside the Indian's tent. I made them at 
Kindergarten myself. 

By the shores of Abigmirror, 
By the shining of its water, 
Stood the wigwam of Big Box Chief, 
Builded from a half a bandbox. 
Dark behind it rose a mountain 
Made of paper-covered boxes: 
There were pebble rocks upon it, 
Caverns where Big Box Chief hunted. 

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FORT BOX 

Material Required to Make a Box Fort: a deep, 
square box with its cover. A round hair-pin box and 
a spool will make a cannon for the fort. 

Would you like to make a fort for your leaden 
soldiers? Shall I tell you how to do it? If your 
soldiers are small, a box three inches deep may answer 
for the building. Its cover forms ramparts of the 
fort. 

To start the building of your fort, turn your box 
over upon its rims so that its base becomes the top 
of the building. Take the box cover off and lay it 
aside. 

Find a pencil and mark the openings for guns. 
They are made like windows upon the box front. 
Draw each about a half-inch square, and use your 
ruler to make each opening even. Cut these squares 
out, if you wish. They may also be painted black, 
should you prefer not to cut them out. 

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To add ramparts to the building, take the cover 
of your box and make a pencil mark upon its rim 
every half-inch all the way around. Cut sections 
from the rim, as marked, every other half-inch. Turn 
the box with its rim upward and glue it to the top 
of your box. (For making ramparts, see Diagram 
Three, F, page 172.) 

At the back of the fort, you may easily devise a 
sallyport by cutting the cardboard door shaped. (For 
cutting a door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) 

A toy cannon may be made with a small round 
hair-pin box by pasting it upon the side of a spool 
between the wheels of the spool. A thumb-tack 
pressed beneath one wheel of the cannon will keep it 
upright and prevent rolling. I painted my guns 
black. If you like, you may easily do this with water- 
color paints. 

An encampment of tents may be made from small 
white box covers cut through each long side rim up 
to the top of the cover and bent, to each side of the 
center downward. (See Diagram Three, E, page 
171, for making a tent.) 

If you happen to have a penny flag, it will be just 
the very thing to wave over Fort Box. 

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You can arrange your fort upon a sheet of crape 
paper and make streams and woods all about it. The 
streams will be strips of silver paper pasted onto the 
green crape paper. The woods will be bits of twigs 
pressed into the holes of spools so that the trees stand 
upright. Bushes are just bits of twigs that may be 
laid down flat. Rocks and mountains may be made 
from stones. 

I had a leaden soldier, 

His name was Tommie Tin! 
Oh, he was brave in battle, 

And always fought to win! 

I made him into general, 

And he is in command 
Of all my Boxville Army 

At Box Fort in Boxland. 



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HOW TO BUILD A TOY CASTLE AND A 
FAIRYLAND HOUSE 

Material Required to Make a Castle: any box, 
either round or square — one at least six or seven 
inches deep is best. 

Material Required to Make a Fairyland House: 

an oblong box deep enough for door and windows 
to be cut in its sides, a few little crackers or "goodies" 
— possibly some gilt or silver paper in place of these. 

Have you ever played in fairyland? Well, if you 
have not been there, you can very well make a fairy- 
land upon the play-room floor, and in it you may 
gather together all the people of your Red, and Blue, 
and Green, and Yellow Fairy Books. These people 
will be Knights, and Princesses, Witches, Goblins, 
Fairies. All are toys, and it is an easy matter to get 
them together — quite as easy as it is to make a fairy- 
land castle. 

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I will tell you how. First, you may like to build 
the castle, for that is all-important. There never yet 
was a fairyland without that! 

Find some deep box with its cover. It really mat- 
ters little whether the box is round or square-sided. 
A round box will make a high tower-like castle 
similar to the one in the picture. A square one will 
make one more like a fortress. It scarcely matters 
which you choose. Take the cover from your box. 
This is to form the castle ramparts later. High up 
in the box rim cut one or two long tower windows. 
Cut a door at the base of the rim. Next cut the ram- 
parts in the box cover. (For cutting ramparts, see 
Diagram Three, F, page 172.) Glue these to the top 
of your castle box — and the castle is made! 

The Princess who lives in the Castle is a penny doll 
dressed in a silver robe (made of tinfoil). My Prin- 
cess has golden hair. It is long and beautiful. You 
can see it in the picture. 

The Knight is a leaden soldier. His spear is a bit 
of wire. His shield is a brass button, polished and 
shining. 

You can easily find the proper kind of dragon at 
a little Japanese shop. Mine was made of crockery 

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and cost ten cents, but you will surely find among the 
cotton animals that are sold three for five cents some- 
thing far better than my crockery dragon. There are 
the most dragon-like of cotton animals at the Japanese 
stores where I buy penny toys. Sometimes they 
are spidery and sometimes they are like crocodiles — 
only they aren't crocodiles but DRAGONS. When 
you go to a Japanese shop and look for penny animals 
you will know exactly what I mean. They are all 
queer, and will work into any fanciful fairy tale that 
you wish to play with your castle. 

Don't forget to make the dragon a lair, when you 
have bought him. It may be just a box with a hole 
in it for the mouth of a den, but if you have some 
pretty stones and pebbles, you can build a real lair 
on the play-room floor with these. 

Almost any fairy tale may be acted out with the 
Knight and the Princess. Little toys which you have 
among your playthings may help out. I know you 
will have a good time playing at fairyland. I did. 

I built me a Hansel and Gretel house, too. This 
was to help with my fairyland play. 

Hansel and Gretel were two tumble toys — a boy 
and a girl. Their home was in a Boxville Cottage. 

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When they went to the woods and found the Witch's 
House, I made that. It was in a forest of clothes-pins 
like the trees made for Camp Box. 

I made the fairyland house of the Witch from a 
deep oblong box. I cut two windows in one rim and 
a door between them, as you see it in the picture of the 
fairyland house. 

To the sides of the house, I pasted some little 
crackers and goodies. The roof of the house was of 
crackers. It was very fairy. 

I used some pretzels for a fence around it. 

There were some small celluloid dolls among my 
playthings, and I made fairies of them. You can see 
one that is a Daisy. Her dress is an artificial flower 
off my old hat. I took the center out of the daisy 
and made a skirt of the petals. The fairy's wings 
were cut from white tissue-paper. They were glued 
to the back of her body. 

All kinds of Hallowe'en figures that are little 
favors will answer splendidly for this fairy boxcraft 
play. You can easily find dwarfs, gnomes, goblins, 
witches, elves. Oh, it will be fun, I know! 

In summer you can go out into the garden and 
gather hollyhocks. The flowers make real little flow- 

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er ladies — just like fairies dressed up in red, and pink, 
and white dresses to go to a party. The buds of the 
hollyhocks make the heads for the ladies, and you just 
stick a pin through these and press it down at the base 
of the full blown flower to make the fairy lady. 
Acorns make fairy dishes too — did you ever happen 
to know that! 

Once there lived a dolly princess, with soft, flaxen, curly hair, 
By a cruel spell imprisoned near a Chinese dragon's lair. 
Day and night her pasteboard tower, dragon-guarded, you'll agree, 
Offered ill to those in Toyland who would set the Princess free. 
Many little dolls essayed it — in a truly frightful way 
They were gobbled by the dragon one and all, I hate to say! 
But there came a leaden soldier,, all in tinfoil armor dressed ; 
Bravely on his steed he bore him, valiant, in his chosen quest. 
At his blow, the green tin dragon toppled over, vanquished quite, 
And the rescued dolly princess was set free, then, by her Knight. 
King and Queen, they reign in Playtown even to this very day. 
And they live forever happy, as the fairy stories say ! 



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BOXES USED AS BLOCKS 

Material Required for Block Building: an as- 
sortment of boxes varied in size and shape. 

Building with blocks is always fun, as you know. 
You have tried it with cubes, and with dominoes, and 
with cards — but did you ever try to build with boxes 
in the same way? 

The boxes do not need to be glued. Their covers 
may or may not be used. Small boxes make walls, 
and box covers form roofs. You will see a tall block 
building in the picture. It was made from small 
drug-store boxes. There is really no end to the ways 
in which you may build with these. 

From boxes of uneven size, men and animals may 
be made. Round boxes or small oblong boxes form 
heads. Larger boxes make bodies. Legs and arms 
are boxes of equal size. 

The faces are drawn with pencil upon the back 
of boxes where there is no print, A wire hair-pin 

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will keep the arms in place. It will need to be 
pressed through the box sides and bent so that the 
arm boxes may be slipped upon it. Men of all sorts 
may be made. There is great variety, as forms vary 
with the shape and size of boxes that you use. 

If you are playing with some other child, you will 
find that it is amusing to divide your store of boxes, 
each choosing one at a time till the supply is ex- 
hausted. Then, you may each see how many different 
things you can build. It will be a game, and the 
winner will be the one who can make the most with 
his store. 

It is entertaining to play with box animals and box 
men when you have to spend a day in bed. They 
may be placed upon a table near the bedside. They 
are light to handle, and they require no cutting or 
pasting to muss you up. If you decide to have measles 
or mumps, the little boxes may be disposed of easily 
after you have played with them. You can always 
find new ones to take their place when you are well 
again. 

You may make a puzzle for yourself out of a large 
box and a number of smaller boxes of varied size. 
Try to pack as many boxes as you can into the large 

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box. Make them come as evenly as you can in pack- 
ing. There will be some space at sides, but with care 
and thought you will be surprised to see how small 
a space they may be packed into. Try them in various 
forms, till you are sure you have reached the best way 
to arrange them. Then, give the box puzzle to some 
friend to see if he can do with one or two attempts 
what you have accomplished. When you give some 
person this puzzle, mix your boxes well so there is 
nc clue to their proper arrangement inside the larger 
box. 

Toys like trains may be built with little more than 
a long cracker box for a coach and some oblong box 
for engine. The engine's smoke-stack is a round box. 
Its coal-car is a cover taken from a candy box. Its 
wheels are buttons or button molds placed on the 
ends of wire hair-pins that have been pressed through 
the sides of the cardboard boxes. A bit of wax or 
plasticine will keep the wheels in place. 

Paste boxes to the back of your cut-outs when you 
buy these sheets at the penny store. The Indians, 
cowboys, soldiers, and animals will then stand erect 
by themselves. 

You will have an interesting time, I am sure, in 

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finding new ways to use your boxes in this kind of 
play. It is always new, for you may always find 
different kinds of boxes to adapt to the building. And 
the nice thing about it is that you can make almost 
anything you choose. 

I never knew before — did you? — 
How much a cardboard box could do! 
I can make buildings, now and then 
I make some animals and men! 
Indeed, it's wonderful to play 
With little boxes in this way! 



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MAKING A NOAH'S ARK FOR CRACKER 
ANIMALS 

Material Required for Making a Noah's Ark: 
a child's shoe-box without a cover, the cover of a large 
shoe-box, and some shallow box with cover about ten 
inches by four. 

Next time that you have cracker animals to play 
with, build them an ark! It is splendid fun. I will 
tell you how to do it. 

Find the materials needed to build with — a shoe- 
box cover, the lower half of a child's shoe-box, and 
the whole of some very shallow box about ten inches 
long and at least four inches wide. 

To make the base of the Noah's ark, use the large 
shoe-box cover. Cut its rims off. Cut each end 
pointed. The ark building is placed on this. 

The ark building is made from the small shoe-box. 
. Place it upon its rims so that its bottom becomes top. 

Cut a door in one end of the box on the edge of the 

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box rim. To make this, cut up from the edge of the 
rim two inches near the center of the box end. Then 
cut horizontally across the box two inches more. 
(To cut door, see Diagram Two, A, page 167.) After 
cutting, bend the door as if it were on a hinge. A 
round-headed paper-fastener will make a door-knob 
and latch. Press the points of the fastener through 
the cardboard door and bend the prongs, or points, 
to one side together. In this way, animals may be 
securely locked into the ark. 

Cut two triangular supports for the roof of the 
ark. They should be cut in heavy cardboard and 
made equal-sided. The width of one end of your 
box will give you the dimensions to make these. (See 
Diagram Three, BB ) page 169.) Paste one of these 
cardboard pieces to each end of the ark building near 
the top part of the box. Let both dry well before 
attempting to put a roof upon them. 

The roof is made of the two parts of the shallow 
box. Lap the long rim of one part over the long rim 
of the other. Glue the two rims together, one over the 
other. (For making a gable roof from two box 
covers or from the halves of a shallow box, see Dia- 
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the roof over the gabled points of the ark building. 
Now, when the rains descend and floods come and 
there is a RAINY DAY ahead of you, just summon 
the cracker animals from the pantry. Arrange them 
in pairs. Find a doll for Mr. Noah and a piece of 
paper to make the dove. A footstool will be Mount 
Ararat, and the ark may voyage all the whole day 
upon the play-room floor. When the sun comes out, 
you will have been so busy all day that you will have 
quite forgotten about the rain. 

Two by two! Two by two! 
Elephant and kangaroo! 
Box and box covers to-day 
Make a Noah's Ark for play. 
Maybe, later, you may feast 
On an unpaired cracker beast! 
Two by two! Two by two! 
Elephant and kangaroo! 



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A BOX SAVINGS-BANK FOR PENNIES 

Material Required to Make a Savings-bank: a 
box in which correspondence cards have been packed, 
a small box with a sliding cover, and another similar 
to it. 

When I began to make boxcraft toys, I used to save 
my pennies to buy pinwheel paper, cotton animals, 
and little figures to use in Boxville. Then, when I 
found that I should need crape paper or silver paper, 
or a mirror for a pool, I had money to buy it. 

Perhaps you would like to know how to make a 
Savings-bank for pennies too? 

You will need some small box like that in which 
correspondence cards come packed at stationery 
stores. It has a double cover. 

Turn the box over so that the printing on its top 
is hidden. Make the top of your box the bottom by 
turning it over. 

Draw two windows and a door on one side of the 
box. Paint them, if you like. 

Paste over the door a porch roof made from half 

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of one small box. The floor of the porch is pasted 
under it. 

Remove the drawer from the little box with sliding 
cover. The outside of the box, as you may have 
noticed, is like a tall chimney. 

Take this and stand it on end at the top of your box. 
Draw its outline with pencil on the cardboard. Then 
remove the box and cut out the outline just inside the 
lines you made. 

When this is done, you must glue the chimney over 
the open hole. Glue it tight and let it dry well. The 
pennies, dimes, and nickels may be dropped down this 
chimney into the bank. 

There is one rule which governs this savings ac- 
count in my bank — five cents must always stay in the 
bank to be "a nest egg." I made this rule myself. 

I made a little penny bank, 

I'm saving pennies now! 
It takes a lot of patience, 

But I'm doing it, somehow! 

My bank has a tall chimney, 

The pennies drop down through: 

It's really fun to drop them 
And hear them jingle, too! 

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HOW TO MAKE A TOY WAGON AND 
SLED OR SLEIGH 

Material Required to Make a Toy Wagon: the 

half of any oblong cardboard box. A few square 
inches of cardboard will be required, from which to 
cut cardboard disks for the wheels of the cart. 

Material Required to Make a Sleigh: one ob- 
long cardboard box with its cover. A sled may be 
made from the cover or lower half of any ong box. 

If you wish to make a toy wagon, find the half of 
some cardboard box. Turn this upward if it is the 
cover. Keep the lower half, if you use that, as it is, 
upright, open at the top. This is the body of the 
wagon. 

Take your compass and with it draw on some card- 
board four circles of the same size. These are the 
four wagon wheels. Cut each out. 

Find two small sticks in the garden. They must 

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each be a trifle longer than the width of your box. 
Press each through the end of the box where wheels 
should come — press clear through both opposite rims 
of your box. Then press a wheel upon each end of a 
stick, and put a bit of wax or some glue where the 
linchpin should come. Let the glue dry thoroughly 
before you attempt to play with your toy. 

A strip of cardboard cut to fit the width of the cart 
and glued across its upper forward rims will make 
the driver's seat. 

The shafts are two strips of cardboard pasted to 
the forward sides of the cart. Cut each about half the 
length of your box. 

Whoa there! Back up — back! There is your toy 
horse in the shafts. He is waiting for you to tie his 
string harness. He will be ready then to go on a 
trot round the floor. 

If you wish to make a sled, take the lower half of 
a box and turn it over. Its long side rims will become 
the runners of the sled. Cut the end rims off the box. 
Then, cut off each corner of the side rims of the box, 
slanting your corner cuttings in the same direction. 
There you have the runners of your sled! (See 
Diagram Ten, A, page 184.) 

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A TOY WAGON AND SLED OR SLEIGH 

To make the sleigh, you will need to use the cover 
of your box. Turn it so that it opens at top. Cut the 
side rims the shape of the upper portion of a sleigh, 
and glue the cover to the runners. A small box will 
make two seats for the sleigh. Fit the cover into the 
back of the sleigh and the lower half into the forward 
part. (See Diagram Ten, page 184, for making 
sleigh. A, runners; B, top.) 

When it is winter in Boxville, cotton-battng makes 
snow, and my horse, harnessed to the sleigh, with a 
sleigh-bell on his neck, goes jingling through Main 
Street. The boy dolls catch their sleds to the back 
of the sleigh. 

My Teddy Bear, he likes to play 
With little toys I make this way: 
The cover of a box may be 
A wagon like the one you see. 
Or, maybe, I may make a sled 
For little Teddy Bear, instead! 



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THE CHINA DOLL'S CRIB, GO-CART, 
AND MAY BASKET 

Material Required to Make a China Doll's Crib: 

the lower half of some oblong box, and four small 
oblong pill-boxes of equal size to make the legs of 
the bed. 

Material Required to Make a Doll's Go-cart: 
the lower half of an oblong box about seven inches 
in length, and some cardboard to make wheels. 
Wheels may also be made from top and base of a 
small round box three inches in diameter. 

Material Required to Make a Doll's May Bas- 
ket: the cover or top of any small box you may have; 
also a small strip of cardboard and two round-headed 
paper-fasteners. 

See, here is a china doll's crib in the picture. You 
can see how easy it is to make it. I hardly need to 
tell you. Just take the cover or the lower half of the 

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box you wish to use, and cut off a part of each long 
rim — there is the top of the crib with its head and 
foot. 

To each corner below its base glue the end of a 
small oblong pill-box. There! Isn't that an easy 
and quick way to make a toy crib for a doll? 

If you wish to make a cradle, cut the box in the 
same way, and cut a circle once again as wide as the 
width of your box. Cut this circle into half, and 
each half will be a rocker for the cradle. Glue one 
to each end of the box. That is all! 

To make a doll's go-cart like the one in the picture, 
take the cover or the lower half of any oblong box 
similar to a candy box, one-pound size. Cut the rim 
from it half-way around, beginning in the center of 
one long side. Next, cut from the part that is with- 
out rim the handle of the cart, as you see the box cut 
in the picture. 

Next, cut two circles from cardboard to make the 
wheels of the go-cart. Each circle must be of equal 
size. Make each about three inches in diameter, 
unless your box is more than eight inches long. In 
this case cut your cardboard circles to correspond, 
larger. 

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Run a stick or a long pencil through one circle, and 
press the point of the stick through a lower corner 
of the box through to the other side, where you put 
on the other cardboard circle for the other wheel. 
Your stick or pencil must be one inch longer than the 
width of your box. Place a blob of glue over each 
end of the axle and let it dry well, to keep the wheels 
on. When you have fitted the end of a little box 
into the lower half of the go-cart to make a seat, 
all is done. You may use a piece of folded cardboard 
to make the seat, if you prefer. I painted the handle 
of my go-cart, but it is not at all necessary to do this. 
The go-cart is great fun to use when you play house 
and go out marketing. Then you can take your doll 
baby with you in the go-cart. You can tie the doll 
baby into the cart with a piece of string.^ 

The basket that you see in the picture is very easy 
to construct. You can use it for many different 
things, and as long as you have small boxes — or even 
large ones — you may make baskets out of them. You 
will need some round-headed paper-fasteners or glue 
to help make them. (The paper-fasteners are stronger 
and better than the glue.) 

Take the lower half of a box, or the upper half, 

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as you like, and cut a strip of cardboard twice again 
as long as the width of your box. This is the basket's 
handle. Glue it inside the inner rim on either side 
of the box, or, better still, run the prongs of a paper- 
fastener through the side of your box and through 
the end of the cardboard strip on both sides of the 
box. There is the handle — just see what a cunning 
basket you have made! 

In spring, May baskets can be made this way. 
Filled with wild flowers, they are very cunning — just 
the thing for a May Day gift. 

If you have some pretty shells that you have picked 
up at the shore, they may go into a little box basket 
and be given to some little sick child, who will love 
to handle them and keep them in their basket by his 
bedside. 

At Easter, fill box baskets with moss or green raffia 
cut to represent grass. Glue the raffia to the box. 
Then ask cook if she will give you some white beans 
like those that are baked with pork in a pot. Place 
three or four of these in the moss or raffia cuttings, 
and you will have made a cute little basket of eggs 
to give as an Easter gift. When your water-color 
paint-brush is moistened with blue or brown paint, 

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make tiny specks on the beans and they will look 
like wee little birds 1 eggs. 

The box baskets make good Christmas-tree decora- 
tions, too. They may be suspended from branches 
by colored paper chains, or be tied on with raffia or 
tinsel. Each basket may be filled with candies or with 
pretty berries you have found out-of-doors, holly or 
bright wintergreen. 

They may be used as place favors for a Valentine 
party when filled with red paper hearts. 

Little cardboard boxes 

Are useful every day. 
They make 'most any kind of toy 

That you can use in play. 

I made a little go-cart, 

A basket, and a bed, 
And there are many other toys 

I might have made, instead! 



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A TOY DOG KENNEL FOR A TOY DOG 

Material Required to Construct a Toy Kennel: a 
small box without its cover, the cover of some larger 
box that is square, and cardboard. 

Here is a picture of Fido, my little dog. I made 
him a kennel so that he could stay near the doll house 
at night and be a watch-dog. Perhaps your dog would 
like one, if he is a play dog. 

If you do want to make one, I will tell you how. 

Take the lower half of your box. This is to be the 
building. Turn it over and stand it on end upon the 
piece of cardboard you have. Draw the shape of this 
end. Add to it about four inches in height. Cut this 
piece out and cut another like it. Glue one to each 
end of your box. Be sure your box is inverted before 
you begin. It should rest upon its rim. 

Next, cut each end piece glued to the box to a point 
at the top. This makes the point of each gable side 
under the roof. These are the points that come under 
the roof to support it. 

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Cut an opening under one of these at one end of 
the box. It should be shaped like the door of a dog 
kennel. 

Where is a large flat box cover? It is to be the 
roof. It ought to be about four inches wider than 
the width of your first box. (For making the kennel 
roof, see Diagram Three, E, page 171.) 

Fold this cover downward in equal halves to make 
a slanting roof, and place it over the points of the 
dog kennel that come front and back of the little 
building. There is the kennel all finished! Whistle 
to Fido! Come here, Fido, to see the nice kennel 
made for you. Don't you think that it would be fun 
some day to make a smaller one for the little china 
dog? 

Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone! 

Oh, he hasn't gone far, for you see 
I built him a kennel from out of a box, 

And now he stays home here with me! 



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A Toy Dog Kennel with cardboard end pieces glued to it to hold a bent 
box cover roof in place. 




Wheelbarrow cut from the lower half of an oblong box. 



HOW TO MAKE A TEDDY BEAR'S 
WHEELBARROW 

Material Required for Making a Toy Wheel- 
barrow: the lower half of a candy box or a similar 
shaped box, one round pill-box for the barrow's 
wheel. 

The Teddy Bear's wheelbarrow that you see in the 
picture was made from half of a candy box; some 
strips of cardboard made the legs and wheel sup- 
ports, and a round pill-box made the wheel. 

Do you wish to make a wheelbarrow to play with? 
Perhaps your Teddy would like one. I will tell you 
how to make it, shall I? 

First, take the lower half of your box and take one 
end rim off. Then, from the upper part of the rim 
next to this side, cut out the handles of the barrow. 
Next, cut out the cardboard half-way around the 
lower part of the box between the handles. This is 
the frame of the wheelbarrow. 

Cut two short cardboard strips each a half-inch 

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wide and each three inches high. These are the rear 
legs. Glue them to the toy at either side at the back. 

After this, cut two strips of cardboard a half-inch 
wide and five inches long. Glue these to the forward 
part of the wheelbarrow's frame. 

When all are well dry, press the point of a pin 
through one of these wheel supports, through the 
cover of a round pill-box, on through its other side, 
through the other strip of cardboard in front. Then, 
if you like, you may put a toothpick in place of the 
pin, with a small blob of glue at either end, after you 
have cut the hub of the wheelbarrow off to make it 
a correct size. Let the glue dry well, and then Teddy 
may have his toy to play with. 

My Teddy and I play at gardening with artificial 
flowers on the floor. Sometimes, I make flowers from 
tissue-paper to use. Can't you make them, too? 

One day I cut for Teddy Bear 

A wheelbarrow with greatest care. 

It is a box, as you can see : 

It made a 'barrow splendidly! 

Some artificial flowers made 

A little garden that we laid ; 

It was a very happy day 

The time we made this garden play. 

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OFFICE FURNITURE FOR DOLLS 

Material Required to Make the Office Furniture : 
the end of the lower half of a shoe-box makes the 
desk, a spool with a ro^id box cover makes the desk 
stool, a high round box four inches high makes a 
flower-stand, the cover of a box nine inches long 
makes a chair. 

My dolls thought it would be fun to have an office. 
I had a little favor that was made like a tiny type- 
writer, and a telephone that came as a favor, too. 
You can buy these at any caterer's or at a candy store. 

One of my dolls was a stenographer. You can see 
her in the picture. Her name is Dosia — Miss Dosia. 
The other doll is the bell boy or errand boy. 

To make a desk for the office, take the half of your 
shoe-box. Cut legs in its forward rim, leaving each 
corner. From the side rims cut the two rear legs. 
(To cut table or flat office desk, see Diagram Six, D, 
page 178.) Paint the desk with India ink and it will 

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look like the one in the picture. If you prefer, use 
paint, but be careful not to use the paint too moist. 

The spool makes the desk-stool. Paint it to match 
the desk, and stand it on end. Over the top, glue a 
round pill-box. Paint this also. It makes a very 
cunning stool for a doll eight inches in height. 

The stand is easy to make. The plant on it was a 
favor, too. The stand is just a box about five inches 
high. It is put on end and painted. 

The chair takes no time at all to cut. Just find 
the cover of a box about eight or nine inches long. 
Cut the rim off from it half-way around, starting at 
the center of one long side. Bend the part that has 
no rim left on it upward to make the back of the 
chair, and cut the legs from the lower rim of the rest 
of the cover as you cut legs for the desk. (To cut 
a chair, see Diagram Six, C, page 177.) It is fun to 
have a doll's office. With it you can play at business. 
What is your business going to be? Are you going to 
be a lawyer, or the principal of a little doll's school? 
Maybe yours will be a real estate office for Boxville! 

You can see my office boy in the picture. His 
hat ought to be taken off his head, but it was glued 
on, so he had to be impolite — though I made him 

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Office Furniture for Dolls. This is made from boxes, box covers, a spool 
and a wooden box. 




The Doll's Couch Hammock. It is cut from the cover of a hardware box. 



OFFICE FURNITURE FOR DOLLS 

say, "Excuse me!" for doing it. I hope when you 
engage an office boy, you will get the kind whose 
hat will come off! But mine is really quite a nice 
boy, and his name is Bobbie. (He'd rather be called 
Bob.) I wish that his hat would come off! 

I make believe, when I'm at play, 
There is an office far away, 
And Mister China Doll goes there 
And sits and dictates in his chair. 
I made the office by the door, 
It's right upon my play-room floor. 



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HOW TO MAKE A DOLLS' HAMMOCK 

Material Required to Make a Dolls' Couch 
Hammock: the lower half of any oblong box that 
is deep. One seven or eight inches long will make 
a hammock for a doll the same length. Larger boxes 
may also be used. Some string is needed to make 
ropes. 

The dolls' couch hammock in the picture is easily 
made. Your large dolls as well as the very small ones 
may have hammocks. Shall I tell you how to make 
one? 

Take the lower half — that is usually the deeper 
half of a box — and turn it so that it opens at top. 
From the front rim, cut out a long lengthwise section 
of the rim. 

At each end of the box, run a string through a cor- 
ner. Knot the two end strings that come on the ends 
of the box. Knot them together or tie them, so that 
the hammock may be suspended wherever you wisb 
to place it. 

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You may make a mattress for the couch by folding 
tissue-paper over brown paper cut to fit the shape 
of your box. Better still, you may make a real little 
mattress from some canvas or cloth. Cut the cloth 
a little larger than twice the size of your box. Fold 
it and sew it. Then stuff the mattress with bits of 
paper torn to shreds. Pillows for the hammock may 
be made in the same way, using smaller dimensions. 

You can hang the hammock under the railing on 
the porch, or fasten it to the rungs of a chair when 
you play indoors with it. I am sure your dolls will 
be delighted to have you make this for them. If you 
are a boy, you can make one for your sister. Boys 
ought to know how to use needle and thread as well 
as girls. Soldiers and sailors know how to sew. (I 
know a man who can do embroidery, but, of course, 
that is going pretty far.) A boy ought to be able to 
sew a mattress, anyhow. It is as easy as making a 
marble-bag. 

I made a dollie's hammock, 

It's an easy thing to do: 
Just find an oblong cardboard box 

And you can make one, too ! 

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HOW TO MAKE A THEATER OR PUNCH 

SHOW 

Material Required to Make a Theater or Punch 
Show: a deep, square letter-paper box and its cover, 
and some postal cards with colored views. 

Would you like to make a toy theater or Punch 
Show to play with? Shall I tell you how to make 
one out of some deep, square box about eight inches 
square and eight inches high? 

First, take the cover off your box and lay it aside. 

Next, turn your box over so that it rests upon its 
four rims and the bottom of the box is made the top. 

Upon the upper part of the box, near the top, out- 
line an oblong about two inches from each corner of 
the box. Measure it with your ruler. Its top should 
be two inches from the top rim of the box. The 
whole should be about five inches wide and three 
inches tall. (To guide you in drawing this, refer to 
Diagram Nine, A, page 183.) 

Cut this oblong you have drawn at both sides and 

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along its top line. Bend the cardboard inward to- 
ward the center of the box. This will make the 
"stage." (See Diagram Nine, A, page 183.) 

Just over the stage, in the upper rim of the box, 
cut a two-inch wide opening the same length as you 
cut for the length of the stage below. Cut this out 
entirely, so that the little dolls you intend to use for 
actors may be dropped on black strings through the 
opening and made to walk and dance on the stage. 
(See Diagram Nine, B, page 183.) 

Behind the opening over the stage, cut a slit in the 
rim of the box long enough to slip through a fancy 
postal card. Slip some pretty colored view through 
it, and there will be the scenery for your stage. You 
may have pictures of interiors as well as views of 
out-of-doors and houses. (See Diagram Nine, C, 
page 183.) 

Now, cut a piece of cardboard the right size for a 
sign for your theater, and print its name on the card- 
board. Glue the sign over the stage as you see it in 
the picture. It will serve to hide the little dolls' 
entrance to the stage on their strings. 

Last of all, place the cover of your letter-paper 
box, face down, on its rim on the table or floor, and 

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put the theater or Punch Show well back upon it so 
that there is place for an audience of little dolls in 
front. (See Diagram Nine, D, page 183.) 

Benches for the audience of little dolls may be cut 
from covers of boxes two and three inches long. (For 
cutting benches, see Diagram Six, A, page 175.) 

Your actors may be penny dolls, or any jointed 
wooden dolls such as you will find in toy row-boats 
at the ten-cent store. 

I used to collect fancy postal card views of all 
kinds of interesting places and give lectures on them 
at my theater. It was most fun of all, I think. I had 
performing Noah's Ark animals in vaudeville there, 
too. There is no end to the games you can play with 
the theater. 

I made a lovely theater for little dolls to-day. 
If you wouIl! like, I'll tell you how. You make it in this way: 
Right on ti.j bottom of a box — a pasteboard box, you know — 
You draw a square with space each side; that's where the stage 

should go. 
Now cut the square right at the top, and cut it down each side. 
Upon the base, you bend it in. It cannot be denied 
This makes a "really truly" stage! For scenery you use 
Some pretty colored postal cards of houses, and some views. 
To put these in, you cut a slit upon the box's top, 
And through a wider one, in front, the dolls on threads you drop. 

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The Punch and Judy or Little Dolls' Theater is made from a deep letter- 
paper box and its cover. The scenery is a fancy postal card and 
the actor is a doll. 




The Merry-go-Round is made from the covers of two round bandboxes, 
a cardboard roll and penny cut-outs purchased at the children's 
"penny store." 



A DOLLS' THEATER OR PUNCH SHOW 

This must be just above the stage, and wide and long, you see, 

The actor dolls, held in the wings, can enter easily. 

You move the thread and walk them round. Mine act all kinds 

of things: 
The fairy stories that I know; my sailor doll, here, sings. 
And you can use the theater for fun in lots of ways : 
Give lectures on the postal views as well as acting plays. 



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HOW TO MAKE A TOY MERRY-GO-ROUND 

Material Required to Make a Toy Merry-go- 
round: two round bandbox covers, or the two halves 
of some large round box, a sheet of penny cut-out 
pictures of horses or animals, and a cardboard mail- 
ing-tube or a hoop-stick. 

Everyone may own a merry-go-round. It is made 
from two large round bandbox covers and a mailing- 
tube. You will also need some pictures of animals 
or horses to use on the merry-go-round. Four or five 
animals are enough to use. A small box will require 
less. 

Cut-out pictures of Indians or cowboys may be 
used on the merry-go-round. If you cannot have 
these, horses cut from cardboard will answer. To 
do this, find a clear outline of a horse in some maga- 
zine picture and trace it upon your cardboard. Then, 
when it is cut out, you will have a pattern to help 
you make the other horses by drawing around its 
edge. 

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In the picture, the horses were each a penny cut- 
out. They came as race-horses. They exactly fitted 
the bandbox merry-go-round that I made. 

If your cut-outs are upon thin paper, paste them 
upon thin cardboard before you start the work of 
making the toy itself. Let them dry while you are 
making the merry-go-round. 

To construct this, first take the cardboard mailing- 
tube that you have (or the hoop-stick), and run it 
down through the center of one bandbox cover as the 
bandbox cover stands on its rims like a platform. 

Cut a small hole in the center of your other band- 
box cover, and press this down over the cardboard 
mailing-tube, a third of the way down its length, just 
as you see it in the picture. 

Now, take your animals mounted on thin card- 
board and cut each out. 

Cut narrow half-inch strips of cardboard for the 
poles of the animals. Glue them at equal intervals 
around the rim of the upper bandbox cover, inside. 
To their bases, glue the animals. 

When you turn the top of the mailing-tube, the 
merry-go-round will twirl. 

Paper figures cut from colored magazine pictures 
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may ride on the merry-go-round. When it is made 
in a smaller size, china dolls may ride on it, and 
wooden Noah's Ark animals may be glued to the 
cardboard strips to make very lifelike chargers. 

With just two bandbox covers, 

I built a carousel; 
I cut some picture horses out — 

For chargers they did well! 

I gave some paper dolls a ride — 

I tell you, it is fun! 
I make believe a pleasure park 

Is right here in the sun! 



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MAKING A BOXCRAFT AUTOMOBILE 

Material Required to Build a Box Automobile: 
a one-pound candy box with cover, a sample candy 
box (oblong ten-cent size), one round box three 
inches in diameter, about ten inches of cardboard 
from which to cut wheels, four round-headed paper- 
clips for wheel-hubs, a toothpick and a round card- 
board key-tag for steering gear, two metal buttons for 
lamps. 

It is not difficult to make a box automobile, for 
nobody needs knowledge of mechanics to do it. Paste, 
scissors, boxes — and a pair of hands to do the work, 
these are all that you will need. 

The lower half of the large oblong box forms the 
body of the car. Take the cover of the box off. This 
will be used later for the hood, if you care to put 
one on. 

Cut off each long inner side rim of the box 
except for a corner at each end. Leave the inner rim 

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of both ends on the box untouched. This forms 
the windguard in front and the back of the rear 
seat. 

Paste the cover tight on your small sample candy 
box, and paste the box end to one end of the body of 
the car you are building. This completes the shape 
of the automobile. 

Next, take your round box. Remove its cover. 
Cut the cover in half. This forms the wheel-guards 
for rear wheels. Paste each where the rear guards 
should go. 

Cut the lower half of the box in half also. These 
halves are wheel-guards for front wheels. Paste them 
to the forward part of the automobile. 

Cut four circles from your cardboard. Use your 
compass to outline them in pencil first. Make each 
with a diameter of two inches. 

When these are cut, run the points of a round- 
headed paper-fastener through the center of each, 
and fasten the pointed prongs of the paper-fastener 
to the cardboard of the wheel-guards. This secures 
the wheels. If you prefer, you may glue the wheels 
to the guards. They should be painted with spokes 
and tires. 

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Boxcraft Automobile with hood made of a box cover. 




Boxcraft Automobile made without hood. 






MAKING A BOXCRAFT AUTOxMOBILE 

A narrow box rim is glued between the wheel- 
guards to make the running-board. 

Two metal buttons are fastened to the front of the 
automobile to form the lamps. 

A toothpick is pressed into the front of the box to 
make the rod of the wheel for steering. The wheel 
itself is a round cardboard key-tag fitted upon the 
other end of the toothpick. 

The front seat of the automobile is the end corner 
of some small box that is fitted crosswise into the 
body of the car and glued in place. The rear seat 
is an end of a small box fitted in the same manner 
into the body of the car behind. 

Boxcraft automobiles are the best there are. They 
do not cost you a single penny! Repairs are always 
very easy to make, too. 

If you care to add a hood to the automobile, it may 
be made from the cover of your large box. Cut the 
front rim of the box cover down, and slant the long 
sides of the cover down to the uncut end. 

Paste an upright piece of cardboard about four 
inches high behind your rear seat. To its top, glue 
the higher end of the box cover. 

Two small strips of cardboard may be fitted under 

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the hood above the front seat to hold the hood up in 
front. 

I painted the automobile that you see in the picture 
with India ink. You could scarcely tell that it was 
made out of a box when it was finished. 

Three cardboard boxes — little else — 

Have made a car for me: 
It is a boxcraft model, 

And it's jolly as can be! 
The little Boxville people 

Can go touring in this car; 
They have splendid picnic parties 

Where the groves of clothes-pins are! 



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HOW TO FURNISH A DOLL-HOUSE 

Material Required to Make Furniture for a 
Doll-house: cardboard boxes of all kinds, especial- 
ly flat letter-paper boxes, jeweler's boxes, correspond- 
ence-card boxes. Pencils and spools may be of help 
in making some of the furniture. 

When you look at the pictures of my boxcraft doll- 
house, you will see how well it was furnished. All 
the chairs and tables, and the bed — all the things that 
are in the pictures — are cut from cardboard boxes. 
You have just such boxes as I used, I am sure. Every 
home has them. 

Shall I tell you how the furniture is made? First, 
I will tell you how I made the bedroom, shall I? 

The old-fashioned canopy bedstead is made from a 
candy box and its cover. The four posts are long 
pencils. One pencil is run through each corner of 
the lower half of the box and glued tight. Then the 
cover is placed upon the upper ends of the pencils to 
make a canopy. Lace-paper is pasted around the 

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rims of the cover. I made tissue-paper sheets and 
a lace-paper pillow. You can do that, too. 

I made a tall bureau from eight empty match- 
boxes. The match-boxes were safety-match boxes 
with tiny drawers that are made to slide in and 
out. I saved till I had eight boxes. Then, I glued 
four, one on top of the other, and four others I glued 
in the same way. When these were dry, I pasted my 
two sets together. This made the upper part of the 
bureau. To make legs, I cut a low bench from a 
small box cover and pasted the boxes to its top. (For 
bench, see Diagram Six, A, page 175.) I sewed shoe- 
buttons to each drawer to make a handle. The mirror 
is a piece of cardboard cut oblong and pasted at the 
back of the bureau so that it is upright. I painted 
a frame around the sides of the cardboard to make it 
look like a mirror. The bureau cover is a strip of 
lace-paper. The candle and candlestick came off 
a birthday cake. 

The wash-stand is cut from the lower half of a box 
about five inches long. It is cut almost as if it were 
a bench, only that its legs are shorter. The "splasher" 
is a piece of cardboard pasted upright at the back of 
the box. 

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Boxcraft Bedroom furniture. 




Boxcraft Table and Chairs. 




Mantel and Settle made from cardboard boxes. 




Piano and Grandfather's Clock made from boxes. 



HOW TO FURNISH A DOLL-HOUSE 

Almost all chairs I made were cut from narrow 
box covers and jewelers' hat-pin boxes. One hat-pin 
box will make two chairs. Each half makes one. 
(For chair, see Diagram Six, C, page 177.) Hat-pin 
boxes will make high-backed chairs. Other box 
covers make other kinds. When you cut an ordinary 
chair with a low back, begin to cut the rim from the 
side of your box near the center on one long side. 
When you make a chair from a hat-pin box, cut the 
rim off your box two thirds of the way around, 
leaving one end only with the rim on. The part 
without rim is the back of the chair. Press that up- 
ward, and cut the legs of the chair from the end that 
has a rim left upon it. 

I made a grandfather's clock by standing a hat-pin 
box on end. I glued to its upper front part the face 
of a penny watch. You do not need to spend a penny. 
Just mark the face of a clock in pencil and glue it to 
the front of your clock. 

Really, I am very proud of the piano. It is not 
every doll-house that can have a piano — but you can 
make one, for it is easy. You will need a shallow 
letter-paper box and a narrow box such as fountain 
pens come in from the store where they are bought. 

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Paste one long side of the narrow box across the front 
or back of the letter-paper box after you have stood 
the letter-paper box upright. The narrow box should 
be placed about where you think the keyboard be- 
longs. (See Diagram Six, F, page 179, for making a 
piano from two boxes.) The music-rest is a bit of 
folded box rim glued to the central part of the piano 
above the keyboard. The keyboard is marked off with 
ink upon a strip of white paper and pasted upon the 
top of the narrow box. You can easily draw the first 
part of some music that you know, and place it on a 
tiny sheet of white paper to make a "piece" for the 
piano's music-rest. 

A mantel for the living-room may be made from 
a flat letter-paper box. Stand the box upon one long 
rim and place its printed side to the back. Cut from 
the front a mantel opening like the opening for a 
fireplace. (See Diagram Six, G, page 180.) 

The Morris chair is made like any other chair. 
(See Diagram Six, C, page 177, for cutting a chair 
from a box.) It has two bent box rims glued to each 
side to make the arm rests, and the cardboard is cut 
rounding from the front rim of the box in cutting its 
legs. 

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I made a very cute little cupboard for my doll- 
house dining-room. It was easily made. You can 
make one out of any shallow box that is like a spool 
box, by cutting out all of its front rim excepting a nar- 
row margin left all the way around its front cover. I 
cut some strips of cardboard and fitted them across the 
inside of this box and glued them to make shelves. 
Lace-paper made the shelf-paper. Metal corks from 
bottles and cold-cream tubes made mugs and silver- 
ware. Plates for the dining-room were circles cut 
from cardboard. 

A sideboard may be made from half of a letter- 
paper box, cutting this in half lengthwise. Then 
cut this half the box as if you were making a high 
bench. Do not cut far up in the box rim to make the 
legs. Cut them curving at the front. Outline a 
drawer and cupboard doors upon the front, and paste 
a plate-rack at back. It is the cover of a narrow box 
glued behind the buffet. 

Of all my doll-house furniture, I like the kitchen 
best. It looks so homelike. If I were a little doll, 
I know I should love to go into that kitchen and make 
candy on the stove. It would be such fun! 

The stove is made from an oblong candy box cut 

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like a bench. At two sides of its front, I cut oven 
doors and put round-headed paper-fasteners through 
them to make knobs. The prongs of each paper- 
fastener, bent, make latch for oven doors. At the 
back of each oven door, right inside the box, I pasted 
a small box and made a real little oven. I could put 
dishes in it! 

The boiler in the kitchen is the kind of round tin 
they use to pack blue-print paper in. I stood mine 
on a spool after I washed the printed paper off from 
it. You can use an old baking-powder tin, if you 
have no blue-print paper box. 

You can see how the kitchen sink is made — merely 
a box cover placed over the end of a deeper box. At 
the back of the box paste an upright piece of card- 
board. The faucets are made from the two ends of 
a kid hair-curler pressed through the cardboard 
downward. 

The kitchen table is the lower half of a correspond- 
ence-card box. It is cut as if it were a bench with 
long legs. (For cutting the bench, see Diagram Six, 
A, page 175.) 

You will have a very good time playing in your 
doll-house, if you make one. You can make a four- 




Boxcraft Doll-house Furniture. The Dining-room. 




Boxcraft Kitchen Furniture for dolls. Stove, table, and sink are all boxes. 
The boiler is a tin box upon a spool. 



HOW TO FURNISH A DOLL-HOUSE 

roomed house from four large bandboxes placed on 
their sides. Put two upon the floor and glue the 
other two to their tops. Of course, you will not need 
to use the covers of the boxes. Each bandbox will 
make a room. 

You can use strips of wall-paper for carpets and 
rugs. You can cut windows in the bandboxes. When 
you have furnished the doll-house, it will be quite 
like a real little home. 

I painted my furniture with ink. If you paint 
yours, be careful to put newspapers down under your 
work, and be very, very careful to use your brush as 
dry as you can. In this way your work will be evenly 
colored. Let the furniture dry thoroughly before 
you attempt to play with it. If you like, you may 
paint it with water-color paints. 

Little boxes make such fun! 
I can use each tiny one! 
I have made a dollies' bed, 
And a mantel, painted red! 
Bureaus, chairs, — a table, too! 
Oh, I have some work to do! 
Oh, I think that it is gay, 
Making furniture this way! 

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HOW TO MAKE THE BOXCRAFT GAME, 
"RINGFLING" 

Material Required to Make "Ringfling" : the deep 
lower half of a box over seven inches square, four 
long pencils, and about twelve square inches of card- 
board. 

Ringfling is a jolly game. I am sure you will 
enjoy playing it. As many children as can play 
happily together may play the game. The first rule 
of the game is, "The more, the merrier!" 

It takes but a moment to collect materials with 
which to play the game. The game itself may be 
made in about ten minutes — or less. 

Take the deep lower half of some large square box 
and draw from corner to corner across its top. (See 
figure in Diagram Eleven, A, page 185.) Do this 
with heavy pencil lines. 

Number each section of the board but one, using 
the numerals, i, 2, 3 (one numeral each). Leave one 
section blank. 

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The Boxcraft Game of "Ringfling." It is made with the help of pencils 
and cardboard cut from box covers. 




The Boxcraft Game of "Shoot the Chutes." It is played with spools. 



THE BOXCRAFT GAME, "RINGFLING" 

Cut a ring from cardboard, using a compass or 
saucer to guide you in drawing it first. Make it about 
three inches in diameter. (See Diagram Eleven, B, 
page 185, for cutting ring.) Make a smaller ring just 
like this larger one, and cut it in the very same way. 

Take your pencils. Press the point of one into each 
section of the game-board at its center near the 
numeral you have drawn. Press the points of the 
pencils down first, and be careful to keep each hole 
small, so that the pencil will not slip too far down 
in it. The tops of all pencils should be of an even 
height, as you see them in the picture. 

Here are the rules of the game: 

Players play in turn. 

Players count out to see who will begin the 
game and who will follow. 

Each play consists of a turn to throw the large 
ring and the small ring. 

The object of play is to have the ring tossed 
fall so that it circles about a pencil. 

When a ring circles a pencil, it gives the player 
the count of the number that is upon that section. 
The small circle doubles the count. 
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Twelve counts win the game. The first to 
obtain this wins. You may make it eighteen — 
to make a longer game. 

The game is played in rounds. To avoid dis- 
pute, it is best to keep the score of all players 
with pencil and paper. 

Each player must stand five ruler lengths from 
the game when he flings the circles. 

When I am playing little games, 

I like to do what's right; 
And when I do not win the game, 

I try to be polite! 



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THE GAME OF "SHOOT THE CHUTES" 

Material Required to Make the Game of "Shoot 

the Chutes": a long box and its cover, and one high 
box without a cover — some spools. 

This little boxcraft game may be played by two 
players. It is an easy game to make, as you can see 
by looking at the picture. It is made of two parts of 
one long box, with the lower half of another that is 
higher. It is played with spools. 

To make the game, first cut the lower half of your 
long box as you see it cut in the picture. Make two 
openings in its rim, each wide enough to let a spool 
roll through it. Stand this part of the box upon the 
floor as you see it placed in the picture. 

Now, you are ready to make the chutes. Cut the 
cover's rim — the rim of the long box — at each corner, 
and press the cardboard out at each end. 

Rest this part of the long box in a slanting position 
against your high box. 

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Paint four spools. Make two red and two blue. 
Two of the same color belong to each player. 

The game is to try to get your two spools into the 
box. Every time you get a spool in by rolling it down 
the chutes, it counts you one count. 

Players play in turn, one spool at a time. The 
game is played in rounds. The first player to reach 
the score of seven wins. 

I made this little game myself, 

All on a rainy day! 
It made some jolly fun for me, 

And passed the time away. 



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THE BOXCRAFT GAME, "ONE-TWO-I- 
CATCH-YOU" 

Material Required to Make "One-Two-I-Catch- 
You": a square box cover and two buttons, one dark 
and one light. The counter is a round pill-box. (A 
square pill-box will do as well.) 

This boxcraft game of "One-Two-I-Catch-You" 
is like a game of tag. It is a tag game on a game- 
board. As it is not so noisy a game, you can play it 
in the house. 

To make the board to play on, take your pencil and 
your ruler. Rule a line from corner to corner across 
the inside of the box cover. Then, rule a line that 
will cross the center of the box, and another that 
crosses the center from the other side. This makes 
the triangular divisions of the board. Paint the 
triangles, alternating, black or blue. Leave the ones 
between, white. (See Diagram Twelve, page 186.) 

Find your buttons now. Two players are to play 

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this game. You will need a pill-box for a counter. 
Glue its cover on tight, and put a number one on its 
top and a number two on its base. 

Play in turn, and toss the counter to see how far you 
can move. When the counter falls, take the number 
that is on its top and move as many triangles in either 
direction as the counter indicates. 

Each player takes a different colored button to 
begin the game. Each button is placed in an opposite 
corner of the board. Each player must try to catch 
the other player by getting onto his triangle. The first 
to catch the other player three times is winner. 

Throw the counter, 

Happily, 
Who is winner, 

Let us see! 

Button here 

And button there, 
I will catch you ! 

Just take care! 



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'Funny Mr. Box," a Boxcraft Game, played with spools. 




"One-Two-I-Catch-You," a Boxcraft Game of Tag. 






THE FUNNY GAME OF "MISTER BOX" 

Material Required to Make the Funny Game of 
"Mister Box" : one large box with a cover — one simi- 
lar to a shoe-box — two or three spools. 

Allow me to introduce to you my friend Mister 
Box. He is funny and he is jolly. He likes to catch 
spools in his mouth, if you will be so kind as to throw 
them in. 

Mister Box is a game. You can make a game like 
him. I will tell you how. You will need an empty 
box about the size of a shoe-box. It should have a 
cover. 

Two or three players may play the game. Each 
will need an empty spool to play the game with. 
Each player may color his spool a different color. 
One may be blue; one may be red; and the third, 
if there are three players, may be green. 

Now, to make Mister Box. Place your box on 
end and glue the cover tight. Next, take your pencil 

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and draw a big face on the back of the box. Make 
the mouth large and round. Cut out the cardboard 
inside the mouth to make a big round hole about four 
inches wide. You can color Mister Box with your 
crayons, if you like. His hair should be brown, and 
his eyes too. 

Now, to play the game, every player must stand, 
in turn, in the same place on the carpet or floor rug, 
four feet from the box. Measure four ruler lengths 
to get this. Each must try to get his spool into Mister 
Box. Toss the spool. No player may touch his spool 
till all have finished playing the round. The first one 
to get his spool into Mister Box six times wins. 

When I win a game at play, 
This is what I always say: 
'You will win another day!" 

If I do not win to-day, 
This is what I hope I'll say: 
"I have had a splendid play!" 



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HOW TO MAKE A MAGIC BOX 

Material Required to Make a Magic Box: two 
small oblong boxes with covers that slide over an 
inner drawer. Both boxes must be about an inch and 
a half long. Both must be duplicates of each other. 
About two yards of light twine are needed. 

The magic box is truly a wonderful one. It will 
obey every command you give it — yes, it will! There 
is a secret that you will have to learn, but when you 
know this secret the little box will have to do just as 
you bid it. 

The magic box is on a string. As it descends, you 
cry, "Halt!" The box stops at once. "Go on!" you 
cry. The box continues down the string. "Faster, 
faster!" The box fairly flies in its haste to get down 
to the floor! Wonderful! Wonderful! 

Now, let me tell you how to do it. (It is a trick, 
of course!) 

Find a small stick, round and smooth like a half 
of a toothpick. 

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Take the sliding cover from one of your boxes, and 
fit inside the drawer, across the center of it, the piece 
of wood so that there is space under it and above it. 

Next, make a small hole at each end of the drawer 
of your box, and thread some string through both 
holes, letting the string pass under the stick of wood 
in the drawer. (See Diagram Thirteen, A, page 187.) 

Place the sliding cover on the box and let the string 
pass through it at both ends. (See Diagram Thirteen, 
B.) 

The SECRET of your magic box is the piece of 
wood in the drawer. Tell nobody about this. When 
you hold one end of the string in your right hand, 
place the toe of your shoe on the floor over the other 
end and keep the string taut. Then, loosen your hold 
slightly, and carefully bring the box upon the string 
up as far as your hand. 

When you loosen the hold upon the string to make 
it less tight, you will notice that the box slides rapidly 
down the string; when you hold the string absolutely 
taut, the box remains firmly in one place. By prac- 
tising, you will find just how much to loosen your 
hold on the string in order to make the box do as you 
wish. 

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HOW TO MAKE A MAGIC BOX 

Anyone who sees the box performing so wonder- 
fully will not readily guess the secret of its magic. 
Here the second box, that is a duplicate of the first, 
comes into the play. Arrange this second box as if 
it were the trick box — except for the stick through 
the drawer. When your friends ask to examine the 
magic box, give them the second one. Keep both in 
your pocket. In putting the trick box into your 
pocket, slide its drawer a little, so that you can easily 
distinguish between the two boxes by feeling of them. 
When you give the duplicate, nobody will suspect 
that it is not the real box, if you manage cleverly. 

"Wonderful! Wonderful!" they say. "What a 
MAGIC BOX you have!" 

I made a magic trick box! 

Oh, you may make one, too, 
But do not tell the secret 

That I am telling you ! 

The little box will mind you, 

Do everything you say! 
It is a magic trick box — 

A treasury of play. 



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WINDOWS 

Diagram One. Cut the cardboard sides of your 
box as the heavy black lines indicate. Fold outward 
upon the dotted lines. 

A. A plain window without blinds or awning. 
Cut the cardboard out on all four sides. 

B. Window with blinds. Cut the top line, the 
center line, and the base. Fold outward on the dotted 
lines. 

C. Window with awning. Cut side lines and base. 
Bend cardboard outward and upward to make the 
awning over the window. 



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DOORS 

Diagram Two. Cut the cardboard of your box 
sides as the heavy black lines indicate. Fold outward 
where there are dotted lines. 

A. Single door. Cut at top and side (if need be, 
at the base also). Fold the cardboard outward to 
make a door. 

B. Double door. Cut the square at top and down 
its center. (If need be, cut the base of the square 
also.) Fold both sections outward. 

C. Door with window in it. Cut out a square 
from the single door. Cut the door at top and side. 
Fold it outward. 



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SIDE WALLS. SLOPING ROOF. PLACE FOR CHIMNEY 

OR TOWER 



Diagram Three. This shows the shape of the 
cardboard pieces that are used to form side walls 
for a sloping roof; also the box cover roof placed in 
position, and the hole for a chimney. 

A. Side walls of cardboard, glued to box ends. 

AA. Box cover placed on side walls. Square cut 
out so that a box tower or chimney may be inserted 
through its opening. 

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GABLE ROOF. TRIANGULAR SUPPORTS TO HOLD IT 

Diagram Three. Triangular cardboard pieces 
are cut and pasted to the upper part of a box to hold a 
roof made from two interlapped box covers. 

B. Gable roof made from two box covers. 

BB. Triangular cardboard pieces cut to fit the 
ends of a box and hold a gable roof. 



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A SINGLE GABLE ROOF. BOX CUT DOWN TO HOLD 
GABLE ROOF 

Diagram Three. Gable roof. This is a piece of 
cardboard cut oblong and folded through its center, 
lengthwise, to make a slanting roof. A deep box may 
be cut down to hold this roof and make a gabled 
building. Cut where heavy black lines indicate. 

C. Roof cut from a piece of plain cardboard or 
corrugated cardboard. 

CC. Box cut down to make the low sides and 
high-pointed gable ends of a small building. 



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DIAGRAM 




ROUND-POINTED ROOF, TENT ROOF, INDIAN WIGWAM, 
AND CARDBOARD TENTS FOR CAMP 

Diagram Three. Roofs. 

D. Round-pointed roof cut from cardboard. Lap 
edges x to x. This makes a tent also. The Indian 
wigwam is made this way. 

E. This is a wide box cover folded through its 
center, rim cut up to the top on each long side. Bent, 
ft makes a tent or tent-shaped roof. This is like the 
kennel roof. 



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RAMPARTS FOR A CASTLE OR FORT. A SMALL ROOF TO 
PLACE OVER A PORCH 

Diagram Three. Cut where the heavy black lines 
indicate. 

F. Ramparts are cut from the rim of a box cover. 

G. A porch roof may be made by taking the 
cover of any shallow box and pasting it over the door- 
way of your building. The porch pillars are long 
pencils run through holes cut in each forward corner 
of the box cover. 



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DIAGRAM 




BRIDGE AND R.R. TUNNEL 

Diagram Four. By cutting the ends or sides of 
boxes, tunnels or bridges may be made. Cut where 
the heavy black line indicates. 

A. The bridge is made by cutting a semicircle 
from the long sides of an inverted box. The box 
cover, turned upward, forms the bridge railing. At 
each end, cut the corners. A cardboard strip is pasted 
to each end rim to complete the bridge roadway. 

B. The tunnel is made by cutting a circular open- 
ing in the two ends of a deep box which has been 
inverted. 



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PATTERN FOR WINDMILL SAILS 

Diagram Five. Take a square piece of paper. 
Fold it through its center once. Fold the two halves 
to make quarters. Draw the outline Z on the piece 
of paper folded into quarters, and cut this as is in- 
dicated by the heavy black line, This gives ZZ, the 
pattern for the windmill sails, which are cut from it 
in cardboard. 



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DIAGRAM 




BENCH FORM AND BED 



Diagram Six. Cut your box when it is inverted 
where the heavy black lines show. 

A. A bench form is made by cutting to right and 
left of each corner of the lower half of an inverted 
box. Remove cardboard evenly from between these 
cuttings to make legs of the bench. 

AA. This is the cover of a box from which long 
side rims are cut. It is glued to the bench form to 
make head and foot of a bed. 

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BENCH WITH HIGH BACK 

Diagram Six, B. To make the bench with high 
back, use the lower half of a box, inverted. Cut the 
rim where the heavy black lines are shown. Cut 
front legs from the box rim on one long side. Turn 
up the other long rim of the box to add to the height 
of the back. Fold upward on the dotted line run- 
ning lengthwise through the middle of the box. 



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Diagram Six, C. To make the chair, turn the 
lower half or cover of your box so that it stands upon 
its rims. Cut where the heavy black lines are shown 
in the diagram. Fold the back of the chair upward 
where the dotted line is indicated. 



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TABLES 

Diagram Six. Tables are made from deep boxes 
by inverting the lower half of the box and cutting 
legs in the rim as is shown by the heavy black lines. 
Small boxes, square or round, placed upon upright 
spools will form tables, stools, stands. 

D. A table cut from a correspondence-card box. 
Cut where the heavy black lines are shown in the 
diagram. 

DD. A round table made with a spool and a box 
glued to its top. 



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SCHOOL DESK AND PIANO 

Diagram Six. Cut where the heavy black lines 
are indicated. Glue at y. 

E. A school desk is made by standing the lower 
half of a small oblong box upon one of its long rims. 
Cut in the box rim where you see a heavy black line 
in the diagram. A piece of box rim is fitted below 
the top of the desk inside the box to make a shelf. 

F. Glue a narrow box across a larger box that is 
placed upon one of its long sides at yy to make a piano 
with keyboard. 



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FIREPLACE AND MANTEL 



Diagram Six, G. Stand any box you may have 
upright on one end or on one of its long rims. Cut 
from the front or back of the box an opening as 
shown by the heavy black line in the diagram. 



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PERGOLA 

Diagram Seven. The pergola is made from an 
inverted shoe-box. The lower half of the box is used. 
Cut the bottom from the box, leaving a narrow rim 
around the bottom. Cut the ends as shown in the 
diagram by the heavy black lines. Mark off pillars 
upon the long sides of your box with pencil, and cut 
these as shown by the heavy black lines of the dia- 
gram. Two cardboard strips are glued lengthwise at 
the top over the lengthwise edges left. Strips of card- 
board are crossed over the open top which was the 
bottom of the box. 



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ZOO OR CIRCUS CAGE 

Diagram Eight. Cut the cardboard box sides as 
indicated by the heavy black line in the diagram. Zoo 
cages are cut on each side. Circus cages are cut top 
and bottom of the box, and the box is then placed 
upon one long rim to have wheels added to it. The 
wheels for circus cages are cardboard disks. 



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DIAGRAM 



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DOLLS' THEATER OR PUNCH SHOW 



Diagram Nine. The theater is made from a deep 
square box placed to stand upon its rims, upon its 
cover. The opening A is cut upon one side of the box 
and bent inward where the dotted line is shown. This 
is the stage. B is the stage opening through which the 
dolls are let down by black cord to walk upon the 
stage and act. Cut an opening like this shown in the 
diagram by the heavy black line. C shows the slit 
back of the stage opening. Through this, postal-card 
scenery is let down upon the stage. 

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SLEIGH AND SLED 

Diagram Ten. 

A. A sled is made by cutting the cover or lower 
half of a box that has been placed to stand upon its 
rims. Rims are cut off at each end of the box or 
cover. The long rims make the runners. Cut the 
rims where you see heavy black lines in the diagram. 

B. A sleigh top is added to a sled by cutting the 
cover of a box to the shape of the upper part of a 
sleigh. The lower half of the same box makes run- 
ners for the sleigh. Glue the cover to these. In 
cutting your box follow the heavy lines indicated in 
diagram. 

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THE GAME-BOARD AND RINGS FOR "RINGFLING," 
A BOXCRAFT GAME 

Diagram Eleven. 

A. This is the way to draw the sections for the 
game-board of "Ringfling." Draw from corner to 
corner of the box upon its top. Number one section i. 
Number another 2. Number another 3. Leave one 
section blank. 

B. Cut two rings from cardboard like the one 
shown. Cut where the heavy black line is in the 
diagram. Make one ring smaller than the other. 

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GAME-BOARD FOR ONE-TWO-I-CATCH-YOU" 

Diagram Twelve. Draw this figure upon the top 
of your box. Draw from corner to corner, and from 
center of side to center of side, across the top of the 
box. Paint sections marked x. 



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THE MAGIC BOX 

Diagram Thirteen. This shows a small box with 
sliding cover which draws over an inner drawer. 

A is the drawer. At its center, crosswise, there is a 
piece of stick fitted into the box. Holes are pierced 
at either end of the drawer. 

B is the box ready for its magic play. Its drawer 
is replaced within the sliding cover. The box is 
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Here's our last page ! We say good-bye- 
But we will meet some other day 

To build within this Magic Land 
And be good comrades in our play. 



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